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Robert Pearlman
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Find a Falling Star
by Regine Petersen
In "Find a Falling Star," Regine Petersen uses the stories of meteorite falls as a background for her narratives; a rock crashing through the roof of an Alabama home in the 1950's and hitting a woman, a group of children recovering a meteorite in their village in post-war Germany, and a more recent event in India involving two Rajasthani nomads.

Petersen visited the places and the eyewitnesses and delved into their stories, expanding her photographic observations with found documents and interviews.

Just as meteorites could be considered time capsules, each chapter encapsulates a specific place in a certain time, questioning the notions of memory and history and the relationship between the ordinary and the sublime.

  • 3 softcovers in slipcase, 144 pages
  • Kehrer (March 20, 2015)
  • 978-3-86828-597-0
This book accompanies a photo art exhibit touring The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. A special collector's edition, limited to 80 copies, includes a choice of one of four photo prints from the book signed by the author/photographer.

Philip
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posted 12-31-2014 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same title as "Find a Falling Star" by Harvey Nininger in 1972. It has been a title beloved by meteorite fanatics the world over.

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