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The photographs in Islands of the Blest depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers represented range from the completely unknown to some of America's most distinguished practitioners of the medium. All of the images were sourced from digital public archives. "[...] a genuinely good photobook, a proper companion to Grays." - Jörg Colberg Read more: Conscientious (review), Landscape Stories (interview), The Photobook (review) RECOMMENDED: 10x10 American Photobooks LBM Dispatch #7: Georgia, Alec Soth, Brad Zellar A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, Mike Brodie
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Book Description Silas Finch, New York, 2014. Stapled Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Stated First Edition. Not ex library. 44 photographs, plus captions and publishing information. Pages clean, one inch creases at bottom corner. Pages and cover firm on staples. Cover is coarse weave fabric, apparently plastic impregnated, charcoal gray outside and white inside. Corners of cover curled. Title on front and publisher's name on back in lighter gray. Two fingerprint sized pinkish discolorations on outside back. Approx. 6.5" by 8.5" b&w historic photos, one per page. Publisher's info, captions (photographer. place, year, source), and editor's commentary on final pages. ".various places in the American West.from the 1870's through the 1970's. The photographers presented here range from the completely unknown to [the] most distinguished."--editors' comment. Size: 13.5 By 11.5". Seller Inventory # 036156