Title: BURIED - Rare Pristine/Shrinkwrapped Copy of...
Publisher: London, England: Nobody Books, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 32 pages. Published in 2006. Artist Book. Now considered a contemporary photography classic. Limited Edition of 750 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Melanie Mues: Small-size volume format. Cream hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The boards are covered in caked mud, dirt, and soil. Photographs and brief text by Stephen Gill. Original color print encased in its own cream envelope. Matching slipcase. Printed on thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Stephen Gill's "Buried". The artist/photographer's third collection of color photographs, all of which were buried at Hackney Wick for an indefinite period of time. Gill dug them up again and then re-shot the buried photographs. Upon printing the books, he buried them too, to complete the "burying effect" (resulting in heavily soiled covers and a few page edges, too). In "Hackney Wick", Stephen Gill used a "low-tech" camera partly to expose the shallow glamor of the glossy "hi-tech" camera. He takes that idea to its final step, not just its logical conclusion, with this book. Why? "Not knowing what a photograph would look like once it was dug up introduced an element of chance and surprise which I found appealing. This feeling of letting go and collaborating with place, allowing it also to work on putting the finishing touches to a picture, felt fair. Maybe the spirit of the place can make its mark" (Stephen Gill). His aim is akin to his other books: "Invisible" makes us aware of what we take for granted and therefore miss, the very color of modern life itself. "Unseen UK" shows the United Kingdom through a collaboration with anonymous postal workers, as only they could see it. To our tired eyes, the photographs in "Buried" look scratched and damaged, irreparably so. It's his toughest, most challenging, "open-your-eyes" assignment yet: Establishing a tangible relation between an object (the photograph) and a place (by burying it there). The most concrete realization of the "object-in-relation-to-place" motif that runs throughout Stephen Gill's oeuvre. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Gill collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil on the title page by Stephen Gill. It comes with an archival 4 X 7 inch original color print that is in pristine condition and therefore eminently suitable for burying. Please note: The actual print will vary as we opened only one copy for reference. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and is deliberately soiled and smeared, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 30 color plates, 1 original print. Stephen Gill's "Hackney Wick" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. As conceived, a flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN GILL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0954940547. Bookseller Inventory # 13595
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