[48 + 48 pp]. Two volumes, both fine in illustrated wrappers, housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is also fine. One of 900 copies. The eighth volume in this ongoing work. Paired photographs of hot springs near Geysir taken between 1994 and 2000, and of a young person, Úlfur, in 2000. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: To Place: Becoming a Landscape.
Publisher: Denver: Ginny Williams,
Publication Date: 2001
Edition: First edition..
Book Description Ginny Williams. 2001., 2001. Leinenbox mit 2 broschierten Büchern, jeweils mit 48 nn Seiten, davon 22 farbige Fotoabbildungen. Querformat 25,5 x 20,2 cm. Tadelloser Zustand. Box with 2 paperbacks. Each book with 48 pp., 22 colour plates. Mint condition. Fotoaufnahmen von heißen Quellen, Wasser und Porträts. "Becoming a Landscape" ist die 8. Publikation in der Reihe "To Place". Beide Bücher laufen parallel in der Reihenfolge, aber jede Aufnahme ist ein wenig anders. Gesamtauflage 900 Exemplare. Limited edition to 900 copies. Selten. Rare. Seller Inventory # 6729
Book Description Ginny Williams Publishers, Denver, 2001. Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine. SIGNED. 2 volumes. Oblong 4to. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION, one of 100 copies, SIGNED by Roni Horn, with paired SIGNED photographs. Photographs originally laid in clamshell box have been matted and framed by the gallery. NF in NF clamshell box with 2 framed photographs. THE SET: Author. Seller Inventory # 2177066
Book Description (Denver, Colorado): Ginny Williams, 2001, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition, Special Edition. 2 vols. 4to (202 x 254 mm), pp.. 22 colour photographs; pp.. 22 colour photographs. Photo-illustrated perfect bound wrappers. Two chromogenic photographs (202 x 254 mm) each numbered and one signed in pencil to verso, together housed in the publishers cream cloth-covered board box, front lettered in black, light blue dot stamped to front and to spine; small dent to rear bottom edge of box, minor soiling. Signed and numbered 1/100 by Horn in pencil to inside of the box. Near-fine. First edition, one of 100 signed and numbered copies issued with a signed pair of original photographs, from a total edition of 900. Becoming a Landscape is the eighth volume in Roni Horn’s epic and ambitious, ongoing encyclopedic series ‘To Place’. Each volume deals with a different theme, and together they combine to build a portrait of both Iceland, and the artist herself. Becoming a Landscape consists of two books which each contain a series of near identical photographs, taken moments apart, of the hot springs near Geysir, interspersed with portraits of a young man. In a 1995 interview with Claudia Spinelli for Journal of Contemporary Art, Horn discussed the importance of this series and its place within her work: ‘The entrance to all my work is the idea of an encyclopedia of identity. It is best represented by the books, the series called ‘To Place’, which is extremely important to me. I have been working on this since 1988. It’s really the heart. It is a series of books, each one of which adds to the whole in a way that alters the identity of it retroactively. So the first volume appears to be a book of drawings. The second book was about a completely different subject but in the same format. With the third volume people start to realize something: “Well, this looks like a series, so there must be some relationship. But I haven’t a clue as to what it is.” . The books are this very slow process of accumulation in the period of a life, my life. The underlying subject stays the same: Iceland and myself, the viewer and the view. This is the dialectic that defines each in itself.’ Roth, A., The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present pp.348-351; Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History Vol. II pp.164-5; Aarons, P. and Roth, A., In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955 pp.386-393. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-2527849354459226088