It's as if the title to this stream-of-consciousness photobook, Landmasses and Railways, came to the author in a dream, and everything else about it followed those improbably curving train tracks. Everything is a mystery in this novel-length nearly wordless artist's book — and there is probably no unraveling the mystery except to experience it with pleasure. On matte paper, an incongruous sequence of black-and-white images seem like perfectly placed notes in a pleasingly discordant silent symphony.

Fleuret's earlier book, The Risk of an Early Spring, is another enigmatic masterpiece in itself.

— Jim Casper

Landmasses and Railways
by Bertrand Fleuret
208 pages, duotone
Edition of 1000
J and L Books
October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9799188-3-4
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