Searching for Sebald

The Institute of Cultural Inquiry, an organization devoted to project-based study of visual technologies, issued a call for submissions for critical essays and artist projects related to the work of W.G. Sebald. The overwhelming response to this call precipitated the development of this ambitious anthology.

With 632 densely populated pages, this volume presented challenges of scale, organization, and cohesion. Within four thematic sections, 38 contributors present illustrated arguments and diverse visual explorations. These are separated with editorial ‘intermezzos.’ A framing introduction with extensive illustrated footnotes establishes the complexity of this multifaceted dialogue. 


Searching for Sebald:
Photography after W.G. Sebald
edited by Lise Patt
published by Institute of Cultural Inquiry
8 x 10 in., 632 pp., 100 color/300 b&w illus.
2007