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THE IDEA OF NORTH - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Piontek, Birthe (Photographer) & Irvine, Karen (Contributor)

Published by Portland, Oregon: Photolucida, 2010
ISBN 10: 1934334111 / ISBN 13: 9781934334119
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Title: THE IDEA OF NORTH - Scarce Pristine Copy of ...

Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Photolucida, 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 65 pages. Published in 2010. Collection of color photographs on subject. One of the most important photography projects of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book was selected by a panel of 200 judges together with Alejandro Cartagena's "Suburbia Mexicana", for the way it captures a people and a way of life that are challenged by rapid economic and social change. The book is very beautifully produced, with pictorial hard boards, an essay by Karen Irvine, and Birthe Piontek's stunning color photographs that are reproduced on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality of the images, as realized by Photolucida, must be seen to be believed in their clarity, rich tonal range, and warmth. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Birthe Piontek's "The Idea of North". "Pointek's project has a dark tenor. She readily admits that she is drawn to the uncanny, and is interested in the project having an underlying tension, a feeling of uneasiness and disturbance. However, it is not intended to be a grim essay on the effects of isolation on the human soul. The work is about The North, the idea we have of the North, but in the end it is about a place we seek most of our lives. She is attempting to capture the essence of a place through the individuals who live there, to leave an impression, to reflect its intricacy, and to discover where the reality of the place brushes up against archetype and expectation" (Publisher's blurb). "North" refers to Arctic-region Canada, which no less than Glenn Gould paid tribute to (his remarks precede the collection). An absolute "must-have" title for Birthe Piontek collectors. This title is now collectible. 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. A scarce copy thus. 40 color plates. One of the most brilliant Canadian photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1934334111. Bookseller Inventory # 19782

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Synopsis: Pointek's project has a dark tenor. She readily admits that she is drawn to the uncanny, and is interested in the project having an underlying tension, a feeling of uneasiness and disturbance. However, it is not intended to be a grim essay on the effects of isolation on the human soul. The work is about the North, the Idea we have of the North, but in the end it is about a place we seek most of our lives.She.is attempting to capture the essence of a place through the individuals who live there, to leave an impression, to reflect its intricacy, and to discover where the reality of the place brushes up against archetype and expectation.

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