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Sleeping By the Mississippii

Soth, Alec

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ISBN 10: 3865210074 / ISBN 13: 9783865210074
Published by Steidl, Germany, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First ediiton, first printing of Soth's first monograph. Signed by Soth on the title page. This is the correct first printing and not the later printing that has a glossy cover of "Charles, Vasa, Minnesota". A fine clean tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001366

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Title: Sleeping By the Mississippii

Publisher: Steidl, Germany

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by the Photographer

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth's Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America's iconic yet oft-neglected "third coast." Soth's richly descriptive, large-format color photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie. "In the book's 46 ruthlessly edited pictures," writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, "Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex." Like Robert Frank's classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.

About the Author:

Alec Soth was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1969, where he still lives, works and teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has received fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are in major public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Walker Art Center.

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