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The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

Wood, John (ed.) and Steven Albahari (publ.) First edition, deluxe edition (190 of 200 copies for sale, of a total edition of 285, issued "Signed by the Artists"). Fine in half burgundy morocco over black silk (hand-sewn by the Harcourt Bindery in Boston), in publisher's blind-stamped silk clamshell box in publisher's printed carton with limitation written in pencil, and with a sticker indicating the volume number. Designed by Paul McMenamin. Text and tri-tones printed by letterpress by The Stinehour Press on Mohawk Superfine paper. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This first volume of the series --there were also a trade edition and a museum edition --takes as its theme Culture and Criticism. It includes fifteen photogravures (hand-pulled by Jon Goodman Photogravure on Lana Gravure paper) by: Keith Carter, Luis González Palma, Bernard Faucon, John Metoyer, Willie Robert Middlebrook, Michael Kenna, Ernestine Ruben, Duane Michals, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Albahari, Holly Wright, Olivia Parker, Jock Sturges, Mark Klett and Sandy Skoglund. There is also a woodcut portrait of Daguerre by Leonard Baskin. There are in addition essays and tri-tones by a variety of contributors including Robert Olen Butler, Morri Creech and John Dugdale. A miscellany exploring the place of photography in the broader landscape. Wood and Albahari state their aim in their introduction: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Five (5/V). Strange Genius

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Five (5/V). Strange Genius

Wood, John (ed.) and Steven Albahari (publ.) First edition, deluxe edition (127 of 165, of a total edition of 1420, issued signed by most of the photographers: Kelly Grider, Vincent Serbin, Connie Imboden, Josephine Sacabo, Don Gregorio Antón, Michal Macku, Andrea Modica, Keith Carter, Sheila Metzner, Stephen Berkman, John Metoyer, David Levinthal, Christopher Pekoc and Sally Mann). Fine in half turmeric-yellow cloth over burgundy morocco (the whole of the fore-edges and not just the corners), hand-sewn by Trifolio in Verona. In the publisher's cloth clamshell box in publisher's printed carton with limitation written in pencil, and with a sticker indicating the volume number. Designed by Carolyn Eckert with production and technical supervision by Susan Medlicott. Text and tri-tones also printed by Trifolio. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This fifth volume continues the project set out by Wood as editor and Albahari as publisher: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." Returning to the concept of the first two volumes, volume five is a miscellany of work largely united by its oddness or eccentricity. With eleven photogravures (hand-pulled by Jon Goodman Photogravure on Rives BFK rag paper) and four waterless planographs (hand-printed by Jeff Ryan, Every day Artifact on tissue paper). Written contributions by Ann Beattie, John Bennette, Neil Connelly, Morri Creech, Phil Larosa, Susan Ludvigson, Gerard Malanga, Raul Peschiera, Lace Speer, John Wood and Paul Zimmer. PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

Wood, John (ed.) and Steven Albahari (publ.) First edition, limited (edition of 4500). Fine in grey cloth with an onlaid print of Keith Carter's "Caballos Blancos" on the front cover. In publisher's plastic bag (unopened; thus, "as new") in the publisher's printed carton. Presented with the publisher's staple-bound pamphlet of sponsors. Designed by Paul McMenamin, text and tri-tones printed by letterpress by The Stinehour Press on Mohawk Superfine paper. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This first volume of the series -- there were also a trade edition and a museum edition --takes as its theme Culture and Criticism. With tri-tones by Keith Carter, Luis González Palma, Bernard Faucon, John Metoyer, Willie Robert Middlebrook, Michael Kenna, Ernestine Ruben, Duane Michals, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Albahari, Holly Wright, Olivia Parker, Jock Sturges, Mark Klett and Sandy Skoglund; a wood-cut by Leonard Baskin and further contributions by Robert Olen Butler, Morri Creech, John Dugdale among many others. A miscellany exploring the place of photography in the broader landscape. Wood and Albahari state their aim in their introduction: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Four (4/IV). The Gardens of DeCosse

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Four (4/IV). The Gardens of DeCosse

Wood, John (ed.), Steven Albahari (publ.) and Cy DeCosse First edition, deluxe edition (79 of 110 copies of which 100 are for sale, of a total edition of 165, issued signed by all contributors: Morri Creech, Cy DeCosse, Scott Ely, Susan Ludvigson, John Stevenson, Carol Wood and John Wood). Fine in half green cloth over deep green morocco (the whole of the fore-edge and not just the corners), hand-sewn by Trifolio in Verona. In the publisher's cloth clamshell box in publisher's printed carton with limitation written in pencil, and with two stickers indicating the volume number. Designed by Carolyn Eckert with production and technical supervision by Susan Medlicott. Text and tri-tones also printed by Trifolio. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This fourth volume continues the project set out by Wood as editor and Albahari as publisher: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." The volume revolves around the botanical (mostly) photography of Cy DeCosse. With seven photogravures (hand-pulled by Jon Goodman Photogravure on Rives BFK rag paper): King of the Night, Fritillaria, Water Lily, Squash Fowers & Dill, Sunflower No. 1, Cultured Pearl and Tuscan Lemons. With additional DeCosse plates, and written work by Morri Creech, John Stevenson, Susan Ludvigson, Scott Ely, Carol Wood and John Wood. PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Five (5/V). Strange Genius

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Five (5/V). Strange Genius

Wood, John (ed.) and Steven Albahari (publ.) First edition, limited (edition of 1200). Fine in turmeric-yellow cloth with an onlaid print of an untitled Sally Mann's photograph on the front cover, bound by Trifolio in Verona. In the publisher's plastic bag (unopened; thus, "as new"). Designed by Carolyn Eckert with production and technical supervision by Susan Medlicott. Text and tri-tones also printed by Trifolio. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This fifth volume continues the project set out by Wood as editor and Albahari as publisher: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." Returning to the concept of the first two volumes, volume five is a miscellany of work largely united by its oddness or eccentricity. With photographs by Kelly Grider, Vincent Serbin, Connie Imboden, Josephine Sacabo, Don Gregorio Antón, Michal Macku, Andrea Modica, Keith Carter, Sheila Metzner, Stephen Berkman, John Metoyer, David Levinthal, Christopher Pekoc and Sally Mann. Written contributions by Ann Beattie, John Bennette, Neil Connelly, Morri Creech, Phil Larosa, Susan Ludvigson, Gerard Malanga, Raul Peschiera, Lace Speer, John Wood and Paul Zimmer. PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Three (3/III). The Clandestine Mind

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume Three (3/III). The Clandestine Mind

Wood, John (ed.), Steven Albahari (publ.) and John Dugdale First edition, deluxe edition (76 of 110 copies of which 100 are for sale, of a total edition of 165, issued signed by all contributors: Robert Olen Butler, Morri Creech, John Dugdale and John Wood). Fine in half grey-green cloth over black morocco (the whole of the fore-edge and not just the corners), hand-sewn by Trifolio in Verona. In the publisher's cloth clamshell box in publisher's printed carton with limitation written in pencil, and with a sticker indicating the volume number. Designed by Carolyn Eckert with production and technical supervision by Susan Medlicott. Text and tri-tones also printed by Trifolio. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This third volume continues the project set out by Wood as editor and Albahari as publisher: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." It is the first volume to focus on the work of a single photographer: John Dugdale, who is still living and working in New York. Dugdale went mostly blind from complications related to HIV. With seven photogravures (printed in cyan, hand-pulled by Jon Goodman Photogravure on Rives BFK rag paper): The Clandestine Mind, I Could Not See To See, Longing, Morning Tulips, Wonder Stings Me More Than The Bee, Annunciation and Christ Our Liberator. There are additional Dugdale plates (also printed in cyan), and written work by Morri Creech, Robert Olen Butler (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and John Wood. PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.
The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

The Journal of Contemporary Photography. Volume One (1/I). Culture and Criticism

Wood, John (ed.) and Steven Albahari (publ.) First edition, limited (edition of 4500). Fine in grey cloth with an onlaid print of Keith Carter's "Caballos Blancos" on the front cover. In publisher's plastic bag (slit to remove book) in the publisher's printed carton with a sticker indicating the volume number. Presented with the publisher's staple-bound pamphlet of sponsors. Designed by Paul McMenamin, text and tri-tones printed by letterpress by The Stinehour Press on Mohawk Superfine paper. Under the general supervision of Steven Albahari as Publisher, the Journal of Contemporary Photography ran from 1998 to 2003 in six volumes. This first volume of the series -- there were also a trade edition and a museum edition --takes as its theme Culture and Criticism. With tri-tones by Keith Carter, Luis González Palma, Bernard Faucon, John Metoyer, Willie Robert Middlebrook, Michael Kenna, Ernestine Ruben, Duane Michals, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Albahari, Holly Wright, Olivia Parker, Jock Sturges, Mark Klett and Sandy Skoglund; a wood-cut by Leonard Baskin and further contributions by Robert Olen Butler, Morri Creech, John Dugdale among many others. A miscellany exploring the place of photography in the broader landscape. Wood and Albahari state their aim in their introduction: "to publish the finest photography being created along with the finest writing about it." PLEASE NOTE:This item, because of its weight and dimensions, will require extra shipping charges.