TOOTH FOR AN EYE: A CHOROGRAPHY OF VIOLENCE IN ORLEANS PARISH - Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed by Deborah Luster - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE
1st Printing. Signed. 64 pages. Published in 2011. Collection of circular photographs juxtaposed with crime records, presented as an Artist Book. Limited Edition of 1200 copies. Published simultaneously with the Deluxe Edition. An austerely elegant production by Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Deborah Luster. Text fragments by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, W. G. Sebald, and C. D. Wright appended at the end. Printed in duotone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Deborah Luster's "Tooth For An Eye". Her sequel and companion volume to "One Big Self". If the latter consisted of portraits of criminals/prisoners, the present collection is a record of crime scenes juxtaposed with a description of the crime that took place. If "One Big Self" gave criminals a human face, "Tooth For An Eye" gives the otherwise nondescript crime scene a human trace. Luster reproduces each photograph as every camera actually takes it: A circle that is technically called the iris (as in one's eyes), which harks back to 19th-century portraiture, reminding us that a photograph is first seen by the human eye as round before it is filled out and printed as a square or rectangle. "Explores the city in a new way, creating a compelling portrait in the form of a photographic archive of contemporary and historic homicide sites. Explores the themes of loss and remembrance in a series of photographs that offer an opportunity for the viewer to enter deeper into the idea of the city, a place where life and death coexist, neither free of the other's influence" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Deborah Luster collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Deborah Luster. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 30 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DEBORAH LUSTER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1931885966. Bookseller Inventory # 16385
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Title: TOOTH FOR AN EYE: A CHOROGRAPHY OF VIOLENCE ...
Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2011
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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