Title: WORK: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MITCH EPSTEIN - Scarce ...
Publisher: Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 271 pages. Published in 2006. Retrospective Monograph. One of the most important art photography books 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 First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Mitch Epstein and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format. Brown cloth boards with red titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Mitch Epstein. Essays by Eliot Weinberger, Mia Fineman, Susanne Lange, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, and Martin Hochleitner. DVD, "Dad" (the moving subject of his masterpiece, "Family Business"), enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve and attached on the back. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Mitch Epstein's "Work". Some of his finest and most representative work, which has significantly expanded and enriched the formal, narrative, and thematic possibilities of photography. "While Mitch Epstein is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most distinguished art photographers, a complete survey of his work has never been published until now. Allows readers to trace the evolution of Epstein's entire career, following formal and thematic concerns that allow us to see how his aesthetics, his techniques, and his politics have shifted and influenced one another over time. His early work on recreation is given its most natural yet unexpected configuration: Images from the United States are mixed with those from other parts of the world. Sections on each of his major projects cover 'Common Practice' (1973-1989), 'Vietnam' (1992-1995), 'The City' (1995-1998), 'Family Business' (2000-2003), and the ongoing project, 'American Power'. The beginning of each chapter is a short essay or an excerpt from his previously published writings" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Mitch Epstein collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Mitch Epstein. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few such signed 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 signed copy thus. 138 color, 26 duotone plates. Mitch Epstein's "Family Business" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MITCH EPSTEIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3865212816. Bookseller Inventory # 11367
Synopsis: While Mitch Epstein is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most distinguished art photographers, a complete survey of his work has never been published until now. Mitch Epstein: Work invites readers to trace the evolution of Epstein's entire career, following formal and thematic concerns that reveal how his aesthetics, his techniques and his politics have shifted and influenced one another over time. His early work on recreation is given its most natural yet unexpected configuration: Images from the United States are mixed with those from other parts of the world. Each of his major projects cover Common Practice (1973-1989), Vietnam (1992-1995), The City (1995-1998), Family Business (2000-2003), and the current, ongoing American Power. The beginning of each chapter includes a short essay by the artist or an excerpt from his previously published writings. An afterword by Eliot Weinberger and a DVD of Epstein's film Dad round out the package. Many of the pictures here have never before been exhibited or published.
About the Author: Mitch Epstein's photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York's Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Epstein is currently at work on his new project, American Power, which will be exhibited at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, in March 2007 and was recently featured in New York's International Center of Photography's triennial exhibition, "Ecotopia." There will also be a mid-career survey of his work in spring 2007 at Galerie Thomas Zander in Koeln, Germany. His work is currently featured at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection and the Independent Curators International traveling exhibition, Shoot the Family. Epstein's six other books include Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (Steidl 2005), Family Business, which received the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (Steidl 2003), and The City (powerHouse Books, 2001). Mr. Epstein lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
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