Marrie Bot, MISERERE, 1984

English hard cover edition from 1985, dust jacket back and front

English hard cover edition from 1985, dust jacket back and front

 

Designed, written and published by Marrie Bot in 1984, MISERERE – The great pilgrimages of penance in Europe is a great example of an artist executing her idea to perfection. Marrie Bot photographed ten pilgrimages, in Portugal, Ireland, Poland, Spain, France and Greece, between 1976 and 1983. The title of this publication MISERERE (Lord have mercy) is taken from Psalm 50, and well chosen. Most of us would be desperate enough to clutch at straws during times of need, and this is painfully transparent in the stories told within this book. Marrie Bot’s black and white images reveal the astonishment, desperation, determination, and joy, of pure faith. She records all she witnesses with due seriousness and respect. There is an occasional ironic nod, but she nevertheless remains detached and non-judgemental. The book is a fascinating journey to places most of us know only by name and hearsay.
In terms of production and layout, it is a real period piece, but that only adds to its charm, and the book has undoubtedly proven it can stand the test of time.

3 pages Introduction by Abram de Swaan (Dutch soziologist)
Text by Marrie Bot describing each chapter

Self-published by Marrie Bot in 1984 and 1985


MISERERE – De grote boetebedevaarten in Europa

Dutch soft cover edition published in 1984 in an edition of 2000 softcover copies
Plus 100 copies in hard cover with dust jacket numbered and signed with a print.
Printed by Marrie Bot on Agfa Brovira silver gelatine paper.
Plus 10 Author’s copies in hard cover with dust jacket signed and numbered I-X

MISERERE – Les grands pèlerinages de penitence en Europe
French soft cover edition published 1985 in an edition of 1500 copies
Plus 10 Author’s copies in hard cover with dust jacket signed and numbered I-X

MISERERE – Die großen Bußwallfahrten in Europa
German soft cover edition published 1985 in an edition of 1500 copies
Plus 10 Author’s copies in hard cover with dust jacket signed and numbered I-X

MISERERE – The great pilgrimages of penance in Europe
English soft cover edition published 1985 in an edition of 2000 copies
Plus 10 Author’s copies in hard cover with dust jacket signed and numbered I-X

Marrie Bot’s website: http://www.marriebot.com

Soft cover 

App. 28 x 27 cm

Hard cover with dust jacket

App. 28.6 x 27.7cm

132 pages

 

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Dutch edition from 1984 and German edition from 1985, cover front

Dutch soft cover edition from 1984 and German soft cover edition from 1985, cover front

English and French edition from 1985, cover front

English and French soft cover edition from 1985, cover front