Visionen presents a suit of 21 resinotypes by Karl Lagerfeld featuring subjects including Christy Turlington and Stella Tennant. Beginning in 1996 Lagerfeld experimented with resinotypes, a photographic process using alkaline bichromates and pioneered by Louis-Alphonse Poitevin (1819–82).

Starting with 6 x 6 color slides, Lagerfeld first obtained prints to which pigments were carefully applied with a paintbrush and heated to become set. The atmospheric painterly results evidence the transformation of a historic uprocess into decidedly modern pictures.

Only 2 books available

Printed in 1996 by Gerhard Steidl
Concept: Eric Pfrunder, Gerhard Steidl
Book design: Hans Werner Holzwarth
48 pages
25.8 x 35.5 cm
21 color photographs
ISBN: 3-88243-445-7
1st edition
€ 150

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