Books on Books #8
Koen Wessing: Chili September 1973
Essays by Pauline Terreehorst, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
64 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
30 Duotone illustrations
Release date: February 2010
Limited Edition Set also available
Koen Wessing's Chili, September 1973 is a shocking document from a socially concerned and politically engaged Dutch photojournalist. Published in 1973, just months after the fall of Salvador Allende to Augusto Pinochet’s coup d’etat, it describes the tense days of the military attempt to root out public opposition in the streets of Santiago. Books on Books 8 reproduces every page spread from Wessing’s gritty documentation of Chile’s darkest historical moment. The art historian and film theorist, Pauline Tereehorst, contributes a contemporary essay called The Man in the Grey Suit.