For years Michael Kenna has been recognized as one of the world’s leading photographers, an artist with so
great a grasp of place that his way of seeing Stonehenge, Versailles, Easter Island, Hokkaido, and elsewhere
has become "our" way of seeing them. Kenna has now turned his eye to Mont-Saint-Michel where light dawns
through graceful arches, cascades down stairways and roadways, wraps itself around 900 year old Gothic
architecture in a delicate embrace as it seeps into otherwise impermeable stone to illuminate it from within.
Kenna has indeed created the photographic portrait of the island and its architecture, a body of work which
rivals and complements Henry Adams’ classic Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, the famed book which is the verbal portrait of the Mount. Our handmade, limited edition unites Adams’ words with Kenna’s images
and contains a short introduction by John Wood and a scholarly essay by Lance Speer.
Text by Henry Adams
Introduction by John Wood
Edition of 60 numbered and 15 lettered copies
14 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
16" x 14 1/4"
Handcrafted in the United States