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ANTARCTICA is a masterpiece said by many to be the most exquisite photography book created in modern times. Enhanced by antique book-binding traditions and sumptuous, archival materials, this objet d'art has received 19 international awards for excellence and craftsmanship - more than any other modern book. These awards include: World's Best Photography Book; Gold Ink Award - Fine Edition Books; Outstanding Book of the Year - Best Bookarts Craftsmanship; Benjamin Franklin Award (World's best printing); Art Craft Science Award etc. Ten years of intensive effort have culminated in the release of just 950 books and 50 proofs – a true limited-edition. ANTARCTICA has already been acquired by private collectors, institutions, and rare book libraries on five continents.
ANTARCTICA is forever limited to this one, exclusive edition. There will never be a reprint, a cloth-bound or paperback version. The original printing plates have been shredded and then melted.
Each tome is individually numbered in calligraphy and signed by creators Pat and Rosemarie Keough. H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan has also autographed each tome to verify that all net proceeds will benefit the "Save the Albatross" campaign. HRH Prince Charles hosted the official unveiling of ANTARCTICA.
The 336 pages include 345 images by photographers Pat and Rosemarie Keough. Experts in polar research and art have stated that there is not another published portfolio of Antarctica to equal that of the Keoughs. The International Photography Awards committee honoured the Keoughs with the award "Nature Photographer of the Year" for their imagery in ANTARCTICA. Each image has been superbly reproduced on luxurious, heavy paper using light-fast pigments and the world's highest resolution lithography.
The tome's weight, at 27.6 pounds in its presentation box, is similar to that of a two-year-old child. The dimensions of the book are 17.25" x 13.5" x 2.5".
All books are sewn and bound entirely by hand in full morocco, a fine-grained goat leather, using book-binding artistry that dates to 15th-century Venice. ANTARCTICA is the first volume to successfully marry the grace of the "classic European" style of fine handing together with the rugged strength and durability of the "split-board" construction techniques. This means that the binding of this incredibly strong yet elegant book cannot be damaged except by purposeful effort! Each copy is presented in a sturdy linen and velvet archival box.
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ANTARCTICA is the most celebrated publication of the century. No modern book has ever before received top honors in each of the major book competitions. As publisher of ANTARCTICA we are very proud to share the following information:
ANTARCTICA is distinguished as the Outstanding Book of the Year and the Best Book Arts Craftsmanship in the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2003 competition. Open to independent, university, and small press publishers throughout North America, the IPPY competition rewards excellence, courage, creativity, and independent spirit in publishing. The Gold Ink Awards are North America’s premier publishing honor. In 2003 the Gold Ink Award - Fine Edition Books was presented to ANTARCTICA. Gold Ink Award winners become members of an elite group of the most respected and influential creators of printing this continent has to offer. ANTARCTICA won a coveted Benjamin Franklin Award for being the world’s best book at the 2002 Premier Print Award competition. The Benny is the Oscar of the international printing and graphics arts. Adjudicated from thousands of entries from countries worldwide, each winner represents the unique partnership between designer and printer, need and creativity, technology and craft. To win a Benny, an entry be flawless. The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen honoured ANTARCTICA with Gold for Fine Books; and then at the 2002 Best of the Best Awards Ceremony, with the Craft, Art, Science Award. The judges, who deemed it necessary to create this new international award to adequately acknowledge ANTARCTICA, wrote:
An all-star team of Craftsmen from across North America were given a golden chance to show their amazing artistry, their consummate craftsmanship and their superlative science. We honor this team for their towering achievement and are humbled to present the first ever, IAPHC Craft, Art, Science Award. In Canada, the country where ANTARCTICA is published, ANTARCTICA won a Rock Award 2003 from the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada; and a citation from The Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design. ANTARCTICA also won the Gold, the Best of Show and the People’s Choice awards at the 2002 Gallery of Superb Printing competition. ANTARCTICA was the first prize winner at Canada’s Applied Arts Awards 2002, in honour of outstanding technical execution. Hemlock Printers Ltd. awarded ANTARCTICA the Job the Year 2001 and the Job of the Month, December 2001.From the Author:
Some have said that we are eccentric. Perhaps so. Certainly we are dreamers and perfectionists. Above all, we are one another's best friend - after 20 years of marriage, two children and 7 books. Our passions are photography, books, wood and stone. We are very hands-on in all our endeavours, be it creating books, designing the ideal bookstand for ANTARCTICA, or building our own mountain-top home and studio.
In a world where so much is transitory, we enjoy creating objects of lasting beauty and quality.
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Book Description Nahanni Productions, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0969255756
Book Description Nahanni Productions, Salt Spring Island. 2002-7., 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Limited Edition. One of a Limited Edition of 950 signed and numbered plus 50 proof copies, exclusive issue. Hard cover. Brand new, 46 cm x 38 cm x 9 cm. 12.5 kg. Grey morocco, blind debossed title, spine and cover design. Morocco interior joints, grey flocked velvet doublures, hand-sewn on four linen tapes, hand-bound with split-board construction combined with Classic European leather binding style. This full-leather bound book is a modern revival of book-binding artistry dating to the 15th century. 100 lb cover-weight paper, 336 pages, introductory text, map, and 330 full-colour photographs and 15 duotones by Pat and Rosemarie Keough. This contemporary photographic tome presents the unparalleled portfolio of Antarctic landscapes, seascapes, ice, snow, wildlife, 'the hand of man,' abstracts and realism. For this body-of-work, Pat and Rosemarie Keough were awarded the "Nature Photographer of the Year" and "World's Best Photography Book" by the International Photography Awards Committee. Antarctica also won the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Oscar of the international printing and graphic arts community. Antarctica was honored with the gold medal for "Outstanding Book of the Year and Best Book arts Craftsmanship" by the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition. Antarctica has received much critical acclaim. The Economist compared this title to the re?ned elegance and luxury of a Patek Philippe watch (The Economist: World’s Best Books), America’s The Today Show stated, "Antarctica is not a book. It’s a work of art, a monument, the apogee of grandeur." Featured in Smithsonian, Forbes, Photo District News, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, among the many articles and reviews in magazines and newspapers. Accompanied by the custom clam shell box: Debossed grey morocco title and spine inserts, natural linen; interior grey flocked velvet cushions, page block support. Autographed by the artist authors Pat and Rosemarie Keough, and by Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. Extra shipping and insurance will apply. ISBN 0969255756. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 16512