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ARCHITECTURE OF RESIGNATION: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MEZZOGIORNO - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Wolke, Jay (Photographer) & Bamberger, Tom & Valtorta, Roberta (Contributors)

Published by Chicago, IL: Center For American Places, 2011
ISBN 10: 1935195131 / ISBN 13: 9781935195139
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Title: ARCHITECTURE OF RESIGNATION: PHOTOGRAPHS ...

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Center For American Places, 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 84 pages. Published in 2011. Retrospective collection of color photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful landscape photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other susbequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is brilliantly produced, with brown cloth boards, gilt titles on cover and spine, full-page color photographic plates by Jay Wolke, and illuminating Essays by Tom Bamberger and Roberta Valtorta. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Singapore to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Jay Wolke's "Architecture of Resignation: Photographs From The Mezzogiorno". Evocative photographs of a historic landscape as a palimpsest of centuries of history. "From 2000 to 2007, Jay Wolke photographed in the South of Italy to capture the complexity of a region that is colloquially known as 'Il mezzogiorno'. What he found in this historic and often troubled landscape was an elaborate set of physical, social, and political forces manifested in an extraordinary tapestry of visual information. Both referential and suggestive, Wolke's pictures reveal the marks of a long line of invaders, conquerors, and occupiers from the Greeks to the Spanish to the Camorra. Architectural and structural adaptations and 'resignations' are evident in every scene and serve as the photographer's focus. Although the landscape is marred by layers of dysfunction and greed, we cannot help but view it through the lens of the timeless belief in the 'bel paese': The Beautiful Country" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Jay Wolke collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command as much as $100. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAY WOLKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1935195131. Bookseller Inventory # 20339

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From 2000 to 2007, Jay Wolke photographed in the south of Italy to capture the complexity of a region that is colloquially known as Il mezzogiorno. What he found in this historic and often troubled landscape was an elaborate set of physical, social, and political forces manifested in an extraordinary tapestry of visual information.

Both referential and suggestive, Wolke?s pictures reveal the marks of a long line of invaders, conquerors, and occupiers from the Greeks to the Spanish to the Camorra. Architectural and structural adaptations and ?resignations? are evident in every scene and serve as the photographer?s focus. Although the landscape is marred by layers of dysfunction and greed, we can?t help but view it through the lens of the timeless belief in the bel paese?the beautiful country.

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Jay Wolke is professor in and chair of the department of art and design at Columbia College Chicago, and the author of Along the Divide: Photographs of the Dan Ryan Expressway and All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life, the former also published by the Center for American Places.

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