Title: ALL ZONES OFF PEAK - Rare Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: Stockport, England: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1998. The photographer's breakthrough second collection. One of the best photography books of our time. 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 with the support of the Arts Council of England. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Tom Wood and Mark Holborn: Oversize-volume format. Blue linen cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Tom Wood. Afterword by Mark Holborn. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with orange titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the worldwide travelling exhibition: The photographs have been exhibited at Galerie du Jour Paris, Aperture Foundation New York, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the International Center of Photography (ICP) New York, and numerous venues in the United Kingdom. Presents Tom Wood's "All Zones Off Peak". Black-and-white and color photographs taken by Tom Wood over a fifteen-year period, between 1979 and 1994. "Starting from the premise that he would photograph Liverpool and the people of Merseyside from the top of a bus, Tom Wood has shot over 3, 000 rolls of film, developing and refining his theme. The photographs are both visually stunning and dramatically revealing in their content. The result is a body of work of immense power already recognised as one of the most impressive achievements of recent British photography" (Publisher's blurb). The title comes from the fact that Wood bought bus tickets for "off-peak" hours, entitling him to travel to all areas within the Merseyside Region and in the course of time, becoming a photographic badge or ID for him and his singular project. Tom Wood pursued (and refined) his interest further with "Bus Odyssey", published more than a decade later, in 2001. The two books have been compared by admirers to the greatest works in the same vein: Walker Evans' "Many Are Called", Bruce Davidson's "Subway", and Robert Frank's "The Americans". "Informed in a most complex and compelling way. I cannot think of a more engaging body of contemporary work" (Chris Killip). An absolute "must-have" title for Tom Wood collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in green ink-pen on the title page by Tom Wood. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 39 color, 30 black-and-white plates. Tom Wood's "All Zones Off Peak" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TOM WOOD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1899235868. Bookseller Inventory # 11217
Starting from the premise that he would photograph Liverpool and the people of Merseyside from the top of a bus, Wood spent over 15 years developing and refining his theme. The photographs are both visually stunning and dramatically revealing in their content. It is already recognised as one of the most impressive achievements of recent British photography.
About the Author: Tom Wood's second book. His first book Looking For Love established his reputation as one of the most original photographers working in the UK. Exhibited at: Gallerie du Jour (Paris), Aperture Gallery, MOMA, International Center for Photography (New York) as well as numerous venues in the UK.
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