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Self Portrait with Cows Going Home [Signed]

Plachy, Sylvia

ISBN 10: 193178843X / ISBN 13: 9781931788434
Published by New York: Aperture, 2004, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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4to, publisher's boards, dustwrapper, 207pp. First edition, second issue; signed by Ms. Plachy in black felt-tip pen at the half-title page. VG+/VG+: clean boards, brightly lettered, with a small spot to the rear, and a lightly bumped corner (front, upper); solid hinges and joints, clean, unmarked text and illustrations, light soiling to the fore-edge; clean and bright dustwrapper with very minor wear at the edges. Images provided. Extra postage may be asked. Bookseller Inventory # ATLSPSP2004

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Title: Self Portrait with Cows Going Home [Signed]

Publisher: New York: Aperture, 2004

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


In this, Plachy's most complex and personal book to date, we are asked to reconsider ideas of self-portraiture and going home again. In 1956, in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution, Plachy and her parents escaped into Austria carrying only a small valise. She returned to Hungary eight years later, this time with a camera in hand. Through the gently subversive images gathered here, her life is revealed via clues, fragments of words and pictures as if by someone looking into a mirror and seeing her life pass before her eyes--not linearly like a film, but rather in layers.

About the Author:

Sylvia Plachy's other books include Unguided Tour (Aperture, 1990), for which she won an International Center of Photography Infinity Award; Red Light, a book of documentary work on the sex industry (1996); and Signs and Relics (2000). Plachy has had one-person shows at the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, the Queens Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, among other venues in the United States, as well as in Budapest, Ljubljana, Manchester, Berlin, Vancouver, Perpignan, Arles, and Pingyau, China. She has won a Guggenheim fellowship, and publishes regularly in periodicals including the The New Yorker, TIME, Smithsonian, GEO, and The Village Voice.

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