Title: DESIRE FOR MAGIC: PATRICK NAGATANI 1978-2008...
Publisher: Albuquerque, NM: University Of New Mexico Press, 2010
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 255 pages. Published in 2010. Retrospective Exhibition Monograph. The single most important book on the photographic art of Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani. The 2010 First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2011 regular trade edition. The production values of the First Edition are vastly superior to the latter. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only that sold out upon publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Patrick Nagatani and Christopher Kaltenbach: Oversize-volume format. Red cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Art and photography by Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani. Text by various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, 150 gsm SEM stock paper in Malaysia to the highest standards. In thick, protective plastic DJ with titles embossed on the cover, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the University of New Mexico Art Museum in 2010. Presents Patrick Nagatani's "Desire For Magic". The ground-breaking, innovative, and often sublime art of Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani. The monograph reproduces Nagatani's challenging and rewarding work over a thirty-year period, and just as important, sheds new light on the breadth of his contributions to the development of photographically-based 20th-century and contemporary art. "Surveys the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani has completed during his long and still-unfolding career. Includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars, each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective. Provides an opportunity to see the range of Nagatani's art and photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination" (Publisher's blurb). His single most decisive influence has been Robert Heinecken, his mentor, and to whom the book is posthumously dedicated. Nagatani is Heinecken's single most important disciple. Like Heinecken, he is a "photographist", an artist fascinated (and preoccupied) by the pervasivenes of mass-media culture in our lives. He has also mined his Japanese-American roots, heritage, and history as well as his profound interest in the healing powers of Eastern art and mysticism. His lifelong goals: To investigate, explore, and realize the possibilities of the photographic form; to expand the horizons of photography as an art medium as far as humanly and imaginatively possible, without neglecting every artist's ethical responsibility. Nagatani has bravely struggled, off and on, with terminal cancer. Hence the urgency (and energy) that underlies his book. An absolute "must-have" title for Patrick Nagatani collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and inscribed in red pen-marker by the artist/photographer: "Thank you for your past support both professional and personal. Wishing you the best! Namaste, Patrick". "Namaste" is an Asian greeting/salutation (as well as poignant way of saying goodbye) that means "I bow to the divine in you". The recipient is named, a Chicago-based authority figure in the art photography world. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the 2010 First Edition/First Printing and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: All other copies available online are the 2011 Second Edition. A rare signed copy thus. Hundreds of color plates. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 0944282326. Bookseller Inventory # 19358
This distinctive monograph designed by Christopher Kaltenbach is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career. It includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective, a comprehensive bibliography, exhibition history, and previously unpublished texts significantto particular projects. This monograph provides an opportunity to see the breadth and range of Nagatani's color photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination.
From the Inside Flap: This distinctive monograph designed by Christopher Kaltenbach is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career.
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