Doppelganger presents current trends in capturing the visual identity of human beings. Each of its seven chapters explores a different creative approach: Embody, Dissolve, Appeal, Reshape, Perform, Deform, and Escape. The book is a compelling and entertaining collection of groundbreaking permutations of the physical shell created with costumes and masks as well as photo-technical and artistic manipulation. While inventing, enhancing, obscuring, or altering identities, the images play with (and often obliterate) classical proportions and visual traditions.
"Doppelganger: Images of the Human Being" by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Floyd Schulze. Hardcover. 240 pages.