A fine first edition in the original publisher's cloth with mounted image to upper cover. A clean tight copy with no markings. The photographer's first monograph and first book published by record label 4AD in what was envisioned to be a series of photography book releases. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Carrying on his passion for producing exquisite imagery from both behind the camera and in the darkroom, Botanica is Tom Baril's second monograph and follows his remarkably successful self-titled book from 1997. Baril, who worked as Robert Mapplethorpe's printer and helped develop the lush quality of the late photographer's definitive works, is now a highly regarded photographer in his own right, and achieves stunningly beautiful results that are at once classic and contemporary. Reproducing 60 of Baril's floral images in a large format design that echoes the scale of his prints, this book harkens back to the early illustrated books of the nineteenth century and such classic tomes as the legendary Urformen der Kunst (1928) by Karl Blossfeldt, as well as to works by modernist practitioners like Adolphe Braun, Man Ray, and Irving Penn. Baril's work though is distinguished from that of his forebears by his unique toning techniques and use of solarized Polaroid film. Singular in its grandeur and design, Botanica is certain to become a highly collectible book by one of today's most acclaimed photographers.
Title: Tom Baril
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description 4AD Publishing, Los Angeles, 1997. Cloth with Pastedown. Book Condition: Very Good -. First Edition 1/2500. 170pp, 81 tritone illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. The first in a proposed series of photography books to be published by cult record-label 4AD's owner Ivo Watts-Russell, this extraordinarily lovely Tom Baril monograph proved to be the last as well. Designed by v23 partner Paul McMenamin, the photographer's first book features a tritone image pasted down to the front cover. An internally most handsome example SIGNED "Tom Baril" in black ink on the first preliminary showing sunning to the brown cloth along the rear cover adjacent to, and along the length of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. Photography Monograph. Bookseller Inventory # 025678
Book Description Distributed Art Pub Inc (Dap) 1997-09, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First Edition. 0965745007. Bookseller Inventory # 668544
Book Description 4 Ad, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very acceptable copy with slight sun fade on spine and slighter rubs to boards. Tasteful bookplate present. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000004513
Book Description 4 Ad. Hardcover. Book Condition: VeryGood. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000003351
Book Description 4AD, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020965745007
Book Description 4AD, Los Angeles, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A limited edition of only 50 copies. This book is number 8 of 50, and includes a print that is housed in a separate folder. Both, print and book, are signed and numbered by Tom Baril (8 of 50). The book and print are placed in one slipcase. The print is of three roses and measures 5X7. Tom Baril also includes a list of plates and a biography illustrated with 81 tritone plates of images depicting nature subjects, nudes, and moody depictions of the New York skyline grace images depicting nature subjects, nudes, and moody depictions of the New York skyline grace; beautifully printed on Monadnock Dulcet paper from negatives made by Robert Hennessy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000073