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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes (First Edition

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes (First Edition, Damiani)

SUGIMOTO, Hiroshi, MITA, Munesuke First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Essay by Munesuke Mita, with translation by Giles Murray. Creative direction and design by Takaaki Matsumoto, Matsumoto Incorporated, New York. Editorial coordination, copy editing and production management by Amy Wilkins, Matsumoto Incorporated, New York. Color separations, printing and binding by Grafiche Damiani, Italy. Printed on Phoenix Motion Xantur 170 gsm paper. 272 pp., with 213 duotone plates. 11-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. Out of print. As New in publisher's shrink-wrap. A Near Mint copy. From the publisher: "Water and air. These primordial substances, which make possible all life on earth, are the subject of Hiroshi Sugimoto's Seascapes series. For over thirty years, Sugimoto has traveled the world photographing its seas, producing a body of work that is an extended meditation on the passage of time and the natural history of the earth. Sugimoto has called photography the 'fossilization of time,' and the Seascapes photographs simultaneously capture a discrete moment in time but also evoke a feeling of timelessness. This volume, the second in a series of books on Sugimoto's art, presents the complete series of over 200 Seascapes, some of which have never before been reproduced. All are identical in format, with the horizon line precisely bifurcating each image, though at times the sea and sky almost merge into one seamless unit. Each photograph captures a moment when the sea is placid, almost flat. Within this strict format, however, he has created a limitless array of portraits of his subjects. An essay by Munesuke Mita, Professor of Sociology at the University of Tokyo, examines contemporary art through a sociological lens, comparing the recent history of art with mathematical predictions of population growth. He connects Sugimoto's body of work to this unique analysis of the art world."
Rothko | Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes

Rothko | Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes

SUGIMOTO, Hiroshi, ROTHKO, Mark, SCHIFF, Richard First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Paintings by Mark Rothko. Essay by Richard Schiff. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Tomo Makiura. 86 pp., including one 2-page gatefold, with 18 tritone plates by Sugimoto and 17 four-color plates by Rothko. Tritone separations by Thomas Palmer. Beautifully printed in Rhode Island on heavy matte paper by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich. 12-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Pace London. New in publisher's shrink wrap. From the publisher: "Dark Paintings and Seascapes pairs eight acrylic paintings by Rothko and eight gelatin silver prints by Sugimoto, revealing two different artistic approaches that arrive at similar conclusions. Rothko's use of medium as pure abstraction communes with the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto who, decades later, used the medium itself to reconsider photography's relationship to his viewers' perception of the world. In addition to exploring the visual dialogue between Rothko's dark paintings and Sugimoto's photographs--both characterized by a binary format of black and grey rectangular elements--the pairings mine the philosophical affinities between the two artists, each offering a meditation on universal and cosmological concerns. 'Rothko and Sugimoto think in terms of eras of history and eons of organic life, not the decades of their own lives,' Shiff writes. 'Rothko had directed his art, as Sugimoto does now, to a primal, evolutionary sense of being human. What is true of Rothko and Sugimoto becomes true of all of us when we attend to their experience--if we encounter the limits of human feeling and perception that Rothko's paintings and Sugimoto's photographs represent. We then recognize the condition that already constitutes our living . Immersed in an artist's sea of light--this aesthetic entry into nature, history, and other beings--we become aware of our conscious awareness.' The concept for the exhibition originated in 2010, when Hiroshi Sugimoto joined Pace and was introduced to Christopher Rothko, the son of Mark Rothko. Pace has worked with the Rothko family since 1978 and has presented ten exhibitions devoted to the history of the artist's work. In preparation for the exhibition, Sugimoto reflected, 'For several decades I have created seascapes. Not depicting the world in photographs, I'd like to think, but rather projecting my internal seascapes onto the canvas of the world. Skies now forming bright rectangles, water now melting into dark fluid rectangles. I sometimes think I see a dark horizon cutting across Mark Rothko's paintings. It's then I unconsciously realize that paintings are more truthful than photographs and photographs are more illusory than paintings.' Painted a year before his death, Rothko's dark paintings of 1969 represented the first radical break from his signature form in over two decades. He abandoned both the orchestral range and shimmering banks of colour that had defined his earlier work, reducing each painting to two distinct rectangles, one dark and one lighter. Though Rothko had engaged with darkness before--notably in the Seagram paintings of 1958-59 and the commission for the Chapel at the Menil Collection in Houston from 1964-67--in the late work he limited his palette to black and grey, with traces of dark brown, maroon, and blue visible. The paintings are surrounded by a white margin, unique to this series, that isolates the field and emphasizes its flatness. Though sombre and even elegiac in colour and mood, the dark works relate less to any personal tragedy in Rothko's life, and more to eternal and depersonalized metaphysical questions. As the critic Brian O'Doherty wrote in his 1985 catalogue essay for Pace's exhibition of Rothko's late paintings, 'The works contracted to windows of some original darkness.' Sugimoto's Seascapes (begun in 1980) depict bodies of water from the English Channel to the Bay of Sagami, each photographed in the same stark composition of a horizon line dividing the sky and sea. Divided into two rectangles--one dark, one light--the relationship between sea and sky takes on an almost abstract geometry that carries from image to image and ocean to ocean around the world. Like Rothko, Sugimoto conveys a startling range of emotions within a limited vocabulary of black and white tones and a fixed format. Focusing on water and air--the substances that gave rise to life--the works evoke primordial seas and the origins of human consciousness."
Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth

Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth, Aerial Photographs [SIGNED]

GOWIN, Emmet, REYNOLDS, Jock, WILLIAMS, Terry Tempest, BROOKMAN, Philip First edition, first printing. Signed by Gowin. Hardcover. Fine linen cloth, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Emmet Gowin. Edited by Joyce Ippolito. Essays by Jock Reynolds and Terry Tempest Williams, and an interview with Emmet Gowin by Philip Brookman. Designed by Katy Homans. 164 pp., with 92 quadtone plates, beautifully printed by Meridian Printing, Rhode Island from digital separations made by Robert J. Hennessey. 13 x 11 inches. This first edition was limited to 8000 hardbound copies. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth, Aerial Photographs, curated by Jock Reynolds, at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and numerous other venues). Fine in Fine dust jacket. A Near Mint copy. From the publisher: "Emmet Gowin has been taking aerial photographs of the landscape in the United States, Mexico, Czechoslovakia, Asia, and the Middle East for over twenty years. In his most compelling photographs, one witnesses how man's footprint has visually scarred and continually altered the earth's surface. This extraordinary book, published in conjunction with the first major touring exhibition of Gowin's photographs in over ten years, focuses on images created after 1986. That was the year Gowin began to extend his aerial photography explorations in America by recording images of military test sites, missile silos, ammunition storage and disposal facilities, coal mining, pivot irrigation, offroad motor traffic, and more. The book also surveys his more recent works, which focus on other regions of the world, including the battlefields of Kuwait, new golf courses in Japan, and the chemo-petrol industries of the Czech Republic. Gowin's richly toned black and white images have been characterized as "immorally gorgeous," since at a distance even his most disturbing images can appear to be beautiful. In this exquisitely produced volume, Jock Reynolds provides an overview of Gowin's aerial photography and places it in the context of his earlier work and that of such photographers as Carleton Watkins, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Frederick Sommer. Philip Brookman illuminates Gowin's recent work in the Czech Republic, while Terry Tempest Williams discusses Gowin's images from the American West, especially his Nevada Test Site series." Signed by Author.
Kim Jungman: Can You Hear the Wind Blow

Kim Jungman: Can You Hear the Wind Blow, Special Limited Edition (with Unique Gelatin Silver Print, Edition of 1) [SIGNED]

JUNGMAN, Kim SPECIAL ORDER. PRICING & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. This special limited edition includes a unique (edition of 1) gelatin silver print of one of the 62 photographs from the book (all 62 print variants initially available for this edition), along with a signed copy of the book in a custom made clamshell box. Please inquire for available print variants. About the Book: First edition, first printing. Signed by Kim Jungman. Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on front and spine and duotone plate tipped-in the front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Kim Jungman. 80 pp., with 62 duotone plates. 14 x 10 inches. New in Publisher's Packaging. From the publisher: "Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Kim Jungman's Can You Hear the Wind Blow. This gorgeous series of large format photographs illustrates the sound of wind, made visible by the subtlest movements of tree branches, leaves, and a seemingly endless number of birds in flight and at rest. Comprising 62 photographs, Can You Hear the Wind Blow beckons the viewer into what appears to be a wide-open forest of single trees, each with enough space to move freely in the wind. The trees are portrayed as stoic individuals, at once deeply rooted and flexible, planted at an unknown time in an unknown paradise. In actual fact, all of the photographs in the book were made between 2008 and 2017, and simply depict a row of neglected street trees in an alley between the artist's studio and home in Seoul. One of his country's most important contemporary artists, Kim Jungman was born in Cheolwon, South Korea in 1954. He moved as a teenager to Burkina Faso, Africa and then to Europe, studying painting École Nationale Supérieure d'Art at Villa Arson in Nice, France. It was there that he discovered his passion for photography. He moved back to Seoul and soon gained fame for his edgy, often controversial work as the country's premier commercial and fashion photographer. In 2006, Jungman Kim left his flourishing career as a commercial photographer to pursue his personal work, photographing the countryside of his native country. Can You Hear the Wind Blow was published to accompany a major exhibition of the work at The Hanmi Museum of Photography, Seoul and Three Shadows Gallery in Beijing. A Special Edition of the book will be available in Fall 2019. One print of each image in the book will be offered together with a signed copy of Can You Hear the Wind Blow in a custom made clamshell box." Signed by Author.
Todd Hido: Bright Black World

Todd Hido: Bright Black World, Special Limited Edition of 25 (with Original Archival Pigment Print) [SIGNED]

HIDO, Todd, NEMEROV, Alexander Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. SHIPPING NOTE: Due to size and weight, additional shipping fees apply (calculated at checkout). Special Limited Edition of 25 copies (+ 5 AP artist's proof copies), with one signed and numbered original archival pigment print (this being #8/25). The paper size of the print is 11-1/2 x 17 inches; the image size is approximately 11-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches, with a 3/16-inch white border. The print is signed and numbered in pencil on verso by Hido. The print is protected in a clear archival (acid-free) polyester film sleeve and housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a clamshell box which was custom-made for this special edition. ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Boldly signed in gold marker on the title page by Hido. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated cloth-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Todd Hido. Introductory text by Alexander Nemerov. 104 pp., with 48 four-color plates, two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring 25 x 40 inches. 12 x 17-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 copies. The publisher SOLD OUT of the special edition within a few days of its announcement. New in publisher's shrink-wrap (opened only for signature and print inspection). From the publisher: "We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido's new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of 'Fimbulwinter,' which translates into the 'endless winter', many of Hido's new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter. Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist's first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography. Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies. Todd Hido's photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and most recently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. Other major institutions that have exhibited Hido's work include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Korea; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was most recently on view in the 49th edition of Les Recontres d'Arles, France. Work by Hido is held in public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian; and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Bright Black World is Todd Hido's seventh monograph.". Signed by Author.
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WOUNDS: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art / Mellan Demokrati och Förlösning i Samtida Konst (Two Volumes)

ELLIOTT, David (Editor), TAZZI, Pier Luigi (Editor) First edition, first printing. Two volumes, and two folded poster-size broadsheets, contained in a slipcase. Volume I, Text, illustrated stiff wrappers, is 183 pp. with numerous black and white reference illustrations and essays (in English and Swedish) by Massimo Cacciari, Michael Corris, Alain Cueff, David Elliott, Paul Groot, Michael Newman, Marcelo E. Pacheco, Bojana Pejic, Gertrud Sandqvist, Nancy Spector, Gilane Tawadros and Pier Luigi Tazzi. Volume II, Image, cloth, is 145 pp. with 110 four-color and 62 black and white plates (including 18 two-page gatefolds). Also includes artists' and authors' biographies and a checklist of the exhibition. Two large illustrated broadsheets included titled "Chronology 1959-1997" and "Video and Film." 12 x 9 inches. Artists included, among others: Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Francis Bacon, Matthew Barney, Georg Baselitz, Bernhard and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Richard Billingham, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Larry Clark, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, Eva Hesse, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schütte, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread. Also includes biographies of the artists and a checklist of works in the exhibition. New in publisher's shrink-wrap. Published on the occasion of the 1998 exhibition WOUNDS: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. As the inaugural exhibition of Moderna Museet's new building, this exhibition, beginning at the start of the 1960s, consciously covers the time in which the Museum has been active. Although it includes a number of works from the permanent exhibition, the Museum staff aimed to construct a new framework for looking at art by taking into account the dramatic social, political, cultural, ideological, and aesthetic changes that have taken place during these years. One of the finest major publications on contemporary art in recent years. Out of print.
Todd Hido: House Hunting (Remastered Third Edition)

Todd Hido: House Hunting (Remastered Third Edition), Deluxe Limited Edition of 25 (with Print) [SIGNED & NUMBERED]

HIDO, Todd, HOMES, A. M. Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. 2000/2019. Remastered third edition. Deluxe limited edition of 25 signed and numbered prints and signed copies of book; book boldly signed in [silver or gold] metallic marker on the half-title page by Hido. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket, in a custom clamshell box. 56 pp. with 26 four-color plates, printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases (see publisher's description below). 17 x 14 inches. Photographs by Todd Hido. Introduction by A.M. Homes. The trade edition of this remastered third edition was limited to 4000 hardbound copies, 25 of which represent this signed and numbered special edition with print in custom clamshell box. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)]. New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature). From the publisher's description of the first printing, announced in 2000: "Todd Hido's large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious. and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather than passing judgment on his anonymous subjects, Hido manages to turn the banal into something beautiful, imbuing his prints of interiors with soft pastels, and allowing the exteriors to glow in the cool evening air." From the publisher (about the remastered edition): "We are excited to announce a newly remastered edition of Todd Hido's iconic and highly sought-after first monograph, House Hunting. To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of this important book - certainly one of the most influential and oft-cited photography monographs of our time - we have collaborated closely with the artist to achieve a new impression of the highest possible fidelity. Printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases, this new edition of House Hunting stays true to the original design and format while delivering even more accurate color rendition and nuances in tone and saturation. It will be a welcome addition to collections lacking access to the very scarce original printings; and to those fortunate enough to own a copy of the original edition, it further illuminates the images themselves that first catapulted the artist and his first monograph to fame. Todd Hido's photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and most recently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. Other major institutions that have exhibited Hido's work include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Korea; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was recently on view in the 49th edition of Les Recontres d'Arles, France. Work by Hido is held in public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian; and Fotomuseum Winterthur. This new edition of House Hunting is limited to 4,000 copies." Signed by Author.
Todd Hido: House Hunting (Remastered Third Edition)

Todd Hido: House Hunting (Remastered Third Edition), Deluxe Limited Edition Suite (with 6 Archival Pigment Prints) [SIGNED]

HIDO, Todd, HOMES, A. M. Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. This deluxe limited edition suite of 6 original archival pigment prints, is limited to only 6 numbered copies. The paper size of the prints is 17 x 14 inches; the image sizes slightly vary but most are 13-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches, with a 1/8-1/4 inch white border. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil on verso by Hido. The 6 prints are individually protected with clear archival (acid-free) polyester film sleeves and all are housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a clamshell box which was custom-made for this deluxe edition. ABOUT THE BOOK: 2000/2019. Remastered third edition. Boldly signed in [silver or gold] metallic marker on the half-title page by Hido. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. 56 pp. with 26 four-color plates, printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases (see publisher's description below). 17 x 14 inches. Photographs by Todd Hido. Introduction by A.M. Homes. The trade edition of this remastered third edition was limited to 4000 hardbound copies. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)]. New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature). From the publisher's description of the first printing, announced in 2000: "Todd Hido's large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious. and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather than passing judgment on his anonymous subjects, Hido manages to turn the banal into something beautiful, imbuing his prints of interiors with soft pastels, and allowing the exteriors to glow in the cool evening air." From the publisher (about the remastered edition): "We are excited to announce a newly remastered edition of Todd Hido's iconic and highly sought-after first monograph, House Hunting. To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of this important book - certainly one of the most influential and oft-cited photography monographs of our time - we have collaborated closely with the artist to achieve a new impression of the highest possible fidelity. Printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases, this new edition of House Hunting stays true to the original design and format while delivering even more accurate color rendition and nuances in tone and saturation. It will be a welcome addition to collections lacking access to the very scarce original printings; and to those fortunate enough to own a copy of the original edition, it further illuminates the images themselves that first catapulted the artist and his first monograph to fame. Todd Hido's photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and most recently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. Other major institutions that have exhibited Hido's work include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Korea; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was recently on view in the 49th edition of Les Recontres d'Arles, France. Work by Hido is held in public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian; and Fotomuseum Winterthur. This new edition of House Hunting is limited to 4,000 copies." Signed by Author.
Mark Ruwedel: Palms Capri

Mark Ruwedel: Palms Capri, Special Limited Edition (with Two Gelatin Silver Prints)

RUWEDEL, Mark SPECIAL ORDER. PRICING & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. This deluxe edition, comprised of a copy of "Palms" and "Capri" in a slipcase and two original gelatin silver prints, is limited to twenty-five copies. Each print is signed and numbered by Ruwedel. The prints are housed in a custom-made clamshell box along with the slipcased books. About the Books: First edition, first printing. Signed by Ruwedel. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red on front cover [Palms] and red cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on front cover [Capri] contained in a paper slipcase with title printed in black on front; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Mark Ruwedel. 44 pp., with 20 duotone prints each. 14 x 11 inches. New in Publisher's Packaging. From the publisher: "Several years ago, Mark Ruwedel posed to himself the question of how to photograph his adopted home of Los Angeles. There was, of course, a variety of answers to such a sprawling question. Ed Ruscha, and his own photographs of LA in the 1960s, provided one map. Nigel Raab's epic walk across the basin provided another. But noticing that the words "palms" and "capri" appear in the names of so many LA apartment buildings provided the key to the project at hand. The word 'palms' is quintessentially 'Los Angeles', both in its connotations of paradise and as a plant that may or may not be present near the buildings that are named for it - "promise vs. reality in the City of Angels" - and 'Capri' is as ubiquitous for its appearance in the proper names of apartment buildings, and refers in that function to . an Italian island? Palms Capri is a two-volume set of limited edition books, each containing twenty photographs of Los Angeles apartment buildings whose names contain one or the other of these two implied features. Beautifully printed in duotone on uncoated art paper, Palms Capri is published in an edition of 150 hand-numbered, individually slipcased copies. A special edition featuring two exhibition quality, gelatin silver photographs printed by the artist, presented in a custom clamshell box, is available here. Mark Ruwedel is a photographer based in California. The author of over a dozen books, Ruwedel is a Guggenheim fellow and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2019 for his exhibition, The Artist and Society, at Tate Modern. Ruwedel's photographs are widely exhibited and collected, and are housed in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; among many other prominent museums." Signed by Author.
Joel Sternfeld: Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America [SIGNED]

Joel Sternfeld: Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America [SIGNED]

STERNFELD, Joel, McCHAREN, Jennifer (Editor), WINGATE, Donna (Editor) First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on title page by Sternfeld. Hardcover. Tan cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Joel Sternfeld. Project editor Jennifer McCharen. Book edited by Donna Wingate. Includes a bibliography and list of resources for more information on experimental communities. Designed by Steidl Design/Bernard Fischer. 136 pp., with 60 four-color plates printed on thick matt stock. 11 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches. Fine in Fine dust jacket. A Mint copy. From the publisher: "When Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 he gave a name to a very old, perhaps universal, tradition of thinking that included the Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato's Republic and the Old Testament -- and he started an argument. Francis Bacon (utopia through Science) and Jean Jacques Rousseau (utopia through Nature) soon joined the debate, but it was the harsh changes in daily life engendered by the factory systems of the early Industrial Revolution that brought an urgency to the discussion, as seen in the writings of David Owens, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. While the early social theorists were largely European, it was in the fluid environment of America that true utopian communities were built and utopian experimentation flourished. In the years between 1810 and 1850, hundreds of secular and religious societies bravely tried to build a 'perfect' life for their members. In the twentieth century experimentation began again, reaching a fever pitch in the turbulent days of the Vietnam War. Some of the late 1960s communes still survive and continue to flourish. The 1990s and the early years of the new millennium have become yet another hotbed of social experimentation. The Co-Housing movement is sweeping America with at least 70 communities fully completed and occupied and numerous others planned. At the same time, the rapid global expansion of sustainable communities known as Ecovillages has been widely adopted in America. Joel Sternfeld has selected sixty representative historic or present American utopias. A photograph of each is accompanied by a brief text that summarizes the most salient aspects of the history or organization of the community. Neither a conventional history nor a conventional book of photography, Sweet Earth brings together what might otherwise seem disparate, individualized social phenomena and makes visible the community of communities. As laissez-faire market forces sweep the globe and the earth's future seems endangered, the dream of living in concert with nature and with one another is increasingly essential." Signed by Author.
Thomas Ruff: Jpegs [SIGNED]

Thomas Ruff: Jpegs [SIGNED]

RUFF, Thomas, SIMPSON, Bennett First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker on the half-title page by Ruff. Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Ruff. Essay by Bennett Simpson. Includes a biography with exhibition history, awards and selected public collections. Designed by Fabio Cutró. Unpaginated (132 pp.), with 65 four-color plates. 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches. Fine in Fine dust jacket. From the publisher: "How much visual information is needed for image recognition? A pretty small quantity of data will go a long way for the brain and the computer, both of which take shortcuts for the sake of speedy comprehension. In the Jpegs series, German photographer Thomas Ruff exploits this imprecision in digital technology, locating online jpegs and enlarging them until the pixels emerge in a chessboard pattern of near abstraction. A closer look at these images reveals that, in addition to the degeneration of the image into a digital grid, the color and brightness generated by the algorithms of the compression also become visible. Many of Ruff's works in this series focus on idyllic, seemingly untouched landscapes, or conversely, on scenes of war and nature disturbed by human manipulation--subjects ill suited to disruptive pixelation, and therefore perfect for Ruff's purposes. Taken together, these images constitute an encyclopedic compendium of contemporary visual culture that also engages the history of landscape painting. A fittingly deluxe and oversize volume, Jpegs is the first monograph dedicated exclusively to this monumental series." Signed by Author.
Ron van Dongen: Ops Opis [SIGNED in Year of Publication]

Ron van Dongen: Ops Opis [SIGNED in Year of Publication]

VAN DONGEN, Ron First edition, first and only printing. Signed and dated in year of publication ("2004") in black ink on the title page by van Dongen. Hardcover. Fine green cloth with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with plate tipped in debossed front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Ron van Dongen. Introduction and an interview with van Dongen by Jane Jackson. Unpaginated, with 32 black and white plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine art paper by Oceanic Graphic Productions, China. 16-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 2000 hardbound copies. Near Fine (slight sunning to spine and top edge of boards). From the publisher: "Following the success of our previous three oversized monographs by Ron van Dongen, we are delighted to announce this fourth publication of his gorgeous, large-scale botanical still lifes. Superbly printed in duotone, hardbound, and covered in Japanese green cloth, Ops Opis presents a new selection of the artist's utterly seductive images. The focal point of van Dongen's lens ranges from the mouth-wateringly perfect bunch of grapes, to the glorious exuberance of flowers in full bloom and the daintier, more demure floral specimens. He shows us that plants are delicate and resourceful, decorative and essential, and temptingly tactile while commanding respect. But perhaps above all, he presents them as things of great beauty to linger over and enjoy. Born in Venezuela, Ron van Dongen grew up in Holland, where he studied Health Science and Biology before moving on to study Photography in San Francisco. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he grows and nurtures the plants that he so elegantly portrays. Van Dongen's work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is housed in many important collections worldwide." Signed by Author.
Stephen Shore: Selected Works

Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973-1981 [SIGNED by Shore] [IMPERFECT]

SHORE, Stephen, ANDERSON, Wes, BAJAC, Quentin, CAMPANY, David, GRAHAM, Paul, GUIDI, Guido, HOMMA, Takashi, LÊ, An-My, LESY, Michael, ULRICH OBRIST, Hans, PRINCE, Richard, PROSE, Francine, RUSCHA, Ed, SALVESEN, Britt, SIMON, Taryn, STRUTH, Thomas, TILLMAN, Lynne SHIPPING NOTE: due to size and weight, additional shipping fees apply (calculated at checkout). First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Shore. Hardcover. Graphically illustrated cloth-covered boards, with illustrated wraparound band (secured vertically to the rear board with a clear sticker; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Stephen Shore. 280 pp., with 150 four-color plates. 15-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lê, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Richard Prince, Francine Prose, Ed Ruscha, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth and Lynne Tillman. Edited by Lesley A. Martin. Designed by Murray & Sorrell FUEL. Near Fine (corners slightly bumped, not affecting text block). From the publisher: "Stephen Shore's Uncommon Places is indisputably a canonic body of work-a touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 Aperture classic (expanded and reissued several times), this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety. Over the past five years, Shore has scanned hundreds of negatives shot between 1973 and 1981. In this volume, Aperture has invited an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures to select ten images apiece from this rarely seen cache of images. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; how it has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Shore's unique vision of America as transmuted in this totemic series." Signed by Author.
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Lee Friedlander: Photographs (Haywire Press) [SIGNED]

FRIEDLANDER, Lee Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply. First edition, first printing. Signed by Friedlander. Hardcover. Navy blue cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Designed by John Berg. Unpaginated (106 pp.), with 137 plates printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut, from duotone separations made by Richard Benson. 10-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches. [Cited in Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #12.] Lee Friedlander's work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work. As New in publisher's shrink-wrap, slit open for signature (from Friedlander's personal archive). Contains reproductions of Friedlander's most well known work, as well as numerous images rarely published elsewhere. Signed by Author. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive)