Title: NEVADA, A JOURNEY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JONAS ...
Publisher: Great Barrington, MA: Under-Mountain Press, 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 150 pages. Published in 1987. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. Jonas Dovydenas' finest achievement. 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 Jonas Dovydenas and Under-Mountain Press: Oversize-volume format. Khaki linen cloth boards with black titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Jonas Dovydenas. Essay by Gail Buckland. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Meriden-Stinehour Press in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Their clarity, warmth, and tonal range represent American publishing at its very best. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Jonas Dovydenas' "Nevada, A Journey". The Lithuanian-American photographer's serenely beautiful and often magnificent landscape images and portraits of so-called "Ordinary Americans". They evoke nothing less than the essential, "trail-blazer" aspect of the national character. What do we think of today when we say "Nevada"? Las Vegas. And yet, much of the state remains the "American Cowboy" West amid the harsh desert. As the title says, one must be willing and want to make this journey regardless of where one comes from originally (Dovydenas himself fled Lithuania with his family just before the Soviet occupation, and has journeyed throughout the United States ever since). He is unapologetically nostalgic and celebratory about What We Have Lost. He captures for posterity, in these stark landscapes and stoic faces, the physical manifestation of what is, or was, not just pioneering but noble and heroic about America. These hymnal photographs of men and women, boys and girls (even babies), in solo and group portraits, comprise a forgotten America, and are authentic, eloquent, and moving. A major body of work, worthy to stand alongside Richard Avedon's "In The American West" (1985). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonas Dovydenas collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Jonas Dovydenas. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern American 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. Please note: ALL other copies available online have serious flaws ("Very Good") yet are priced as though they had collectible value. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 136 tritone plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0961916303. Bookseller Inventory # 20282
Synopsis: A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. As new in shrink wrap. First edition. Cloth. Sq. 4to. Unpaged [150+/- pp.]. Illus. with 136 b/w photos.
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