Thailand Triptychs

by Colin Cotterill & Josef Polleross


Photographs: Josef Polleross

Text: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 347

Year: 2015

ISBN: 9783731902034

Price: 28     22.40

Comments: Hardcover, 42,5 x 24,5 cm, Text in German and English.

"Cultures clash, and apparently the West has won the battle against the East. And yet, you can still find ancient Thai culture in places where you wouldn't expect to find it. Not the light & sound spectacles of the tourist board, but traditions that have survived hundreds of years and will outlive Father Christmas, Valentine's Day and the internet. Josef Polleroß' photographs have brought back memories of this culture that I thought had disappeared. It still exists. I was just blinded by the glitz and glamour of modernity, so I overlooked them altogether. The collection of Josef Polleroß' pictures is remarkable. Not least because the photographs neither trivialise the culture of the country nor make fun of the people. Now, I have written time and again about modern Thailand and sought out those stories that might complement the Ajahn (Master) Polleroß's photographs. I have left it to the photographer to choose the texts to go with his pictures. I know my words cannot do justice to the images." (Colin Cotterill) 


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Thailand Triptychs

by Colin Cotterill & Josef Polleross


Photographs: Josef Polleross

Text: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 347

Year: 2015

ISBN: 9783731902034

Price: 28     22.40

Comments: Hardcover, 42,5 x 24,5 cm, Text in German and English.

"Cultures clash, and apparently the West has won the battle against the East. And yet, you can still find ancient Thai culture in places where you wouldn't expect to find it. Not the light & sound spectacles of the tourist board, but traditions that have survived hundreds of years and will outlive Father Christmas, Valentine's Day and the internet. Josef Polleroß' photographs have brought back memories of this culture that I thought had disappeared. It still exists. I was just blinded by the glitz and glamour of modernity, so I overlooked them altogether. The collection of Josef Polleroß' pictures is remarkable. Not least because the photographs neither trivialise the culture of the country nor make fun of the people. Now, I have written time and again about modern Thailand and sought out those stories that might complement the Ajahn (Master) Polleroß's photographs. I have left it to the photographer to choose the texts to go with his pictures. I know my words cannot do justice to the images." (Colin Cotterill) 


A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Thailand Triptychs

by Colin Cotterill & Josef Polleross


Photographs: Josef Polleross

Text: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 347

Year: 2015

ISBN: 9783731902034

Price: 28     22.40

Comments: Hardcover, 42,5 x 24,5 cm, Text in German and English.

"Cultures clash, and apparently the West has won the battle against the East. And yet, you can still find ancient Thai culture in places where you wouldn't expect to find it. Not the light & sound spectacles of the tourist board, but traditions that have survived hundreds of years and will outlive Father Christmas, Valentine's Day and the internet. Josef Polleroß' photographs have brought back memories of this culture that I thought had disappeared. It still exists. I was just blinded by the glitz and glamour of modernity, so I overlooked them altogether. The collection of Josef Polleroß' pictures is remarkable. Not least because the photographs neither trivialise the culture of the country nor make fun of the people. Now, I have written time and again about modern Thailand and sought out those stories that might complement the Ajahn (Master) Polleroß's photographs. I have left it to the photographer to choose the texts to go with his pictures. I know my words cannot do justice to the images." (Colin Cotterill) 


A collector's choice by josefchladek.com