Title: THE WORLD FROM MY FRONT PORCH - Scarce ...
Publisher: London, England: Chris Boot/Stephen Bulger Gallery, 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 224 pages. Published in 2008. The photographer's personal album. One of the most evocatively beautiful photography books ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Larry Towell and SMITH: Oversize-volume format. Green cloth boards with die-cut paper design wrapped around it in front and on the back. Photographs and text by Larry Towell. Printed on cream uncoated and pristine-white coated stock papers to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Larry Towell's "The World From My Front Porch". "Selected from twenty years' worth of photographs by award-winning Magnum member Larry Towell, 'The World From My Front Porch' is a collection of photographs of family life in Northern Ontario, a romantic and beautiful rural idyll. This photo-essay is at the heart of a book that also, in separate sections of albums and found objects, explores both the history of Towell's front porch and his outside journeys into the war zones of the world. Themes of land and belonging are woven together in an extensive autobiographical essay. The book is dramatically designed in the manner of an Edwardian album and accompanies the retrospective exhibition touring the United States and Canada" (Publisher's blurb). With extensive biographical text and images, "The World From My Front Porch" is a book about Larry Towell's home, its history, and the world seen from its viewpoint. It is both a rage against injustice and the romantic expression of an ideal worth fighting for. The concluding section is fabulous: "The story of Towell's journeys beyond his front porch - as photographer, poet, and storyteller - into the lives and struggles of people dispossessed by conflict, illustrated with songs, testimonies, tear sheets, and artifacts collected from war zones" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Larry Towell collectors. This copy is magnificently signed in pencil on the front free endpaper by Larry Towell. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Towell's signature fills up the page and is a work of art in itself. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lsvishly illustrated with photographic and artifact plates. One of the finest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 190571209X. Bookseller Inventory # 19792
Synopsis: With extensive biographical text and images, The World From My Front Porch is a book about Larry Towell's home, its history and the world seen from its viewpoint. It is both a rage against injustice and the romantic expression of an ideal worth fighting for. Central is Towell's photo-essay about the Arcadian family life of the farm that he sharecrops in Ontario, photographed over a period of 20 years. The book also features the personal story of Towell's family and farm, illustrated with archival photographs and historical artifacts, and, in the last section, the story of Towell's journeys beyond his front porch--as photographer, poet and storyteller--into the lives and struggles of people dispossessed by conflict. This section is illustrated with songs, testimonies, tear sheets and artifacts collected from war zones.
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