by Tacita Dean
Steidl & Partners
Teignmouth Electron deals with the tragic and extraordinary story of the amateur yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst. A particpant in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a single-handed non-stop around the world yacht race, Crowhurst secretly abandoned the race but filed false reports of his progress and position to suggest his continued participation. Two weeks before he was due home to a hero's welcome, his
yacht, Teignmouth Electron, was found adrift and empty.
Today his boat lies beached and abandoned at its final resting place, Cayman Brac, an island in the Caribbean. Piecing together the fragments of Crowhurst’s story from books, articles, films and recorded testimonies from people who knew him, as well as her own visit to the island, Tacita Dean negotiates the pathos and tragedy of events by constructing a loosely woven narrative of striking texts and images.
Teignmouth Electron is published in association with Steidl, printed offset in an edition of 2,000 copies with full colour images, 72 pages with a soft cover. Designed by Martyn Ridgewell, 250 x 200 mm.
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Full colour throughout
Co-published with Book Works, First published 1999
- 72 pages
- 20 cm x 25 cm
- Steidl & Partners
- ISBN: 978-3-86521-871-1