Ghost Stories by Pavel Büchler
March 15, 1999 by Giles Lane
A collection of writings by the internationally renowned artist and educator focusing on the magic, spectral aspect of photography and the moving image. Ghost Stories presents new versions of texts written between 1983 and 1998 and published in a wide range of magazines, exhibition catalogues and books, as well as presenting a number of previously unpublished works.
Stylistically diverse – ranging from academic to journalistic, from critical interpretation to poetic speculation – the book charts the development of key critical approaches and cumulatively presents an unorthodox intellectual and aesthetic position.
Pavel Büchler is Research Professor in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Selected for the American Center for Design’s 23rd Design 100 Show: Not Yet the Periphery