Crossing Lines

Train Zug Treno Tren

Editor Les éditions Noir sur Blanc and Scheidegger & Spiess (German version)
Publication date 2022
Dimensions 18 x 24 cm
Number of pages 176 pages
ISBN ISBN 9782882507525
Price 35 CHF

Between fascination, inspiration and interrogation, Crossing Lines explores the connections between the expansion of the railroad, the rise of cinema and the experiments of the artistic avant-garde through an exceptional collection of photographs (Adolphe Braun, Alfred Stieglitz, Roger Parry, O. Winston Link, Ella Maillart, Sabine Weiss, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck, Jean Mohr, Bernard Plossu), films (the Lumière brothers, Georges Méliès, Abel Gance, Charlie Chaplin), and paintings or drawings (Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Klee, Aloïse Corbaz, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ceija Stojka).

 

Over the course of fifteen chapters, the book travels through the landscape of tracks, tunnels and bridges in Europe and elsewhere; discovers emblematic places such as Saint-Lazare and the Pont de l’Europe in Paris or the lines of the EL in New York; analyzes the complexity of the social relationships specific to stations and rail cars; retraces the struggles and fights of those who work for the railways; and reveals new points of view from other forms of travel.