Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100936
First edition, first and only printing. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies, signed by Carter, in a deluxe clamshell box (this copy does not include the print issued with the original edition). Hardcover. Fine silk maroon cloth, with tipped-in plate, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Keith Carter. Text by John Wood. 152 pp. with 70 four-color plates. 10-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "In his most recent series, Holding Venus, Keith Carter continues to explore what he has referred to as 'the poetry of the ordinary,' that moment of transcendence when the commonplace becomes the extraordinary. Myth and metaphor form the foundation of Carter's imagery, which transforms the literal into the symbolic. In this sense, the notion of 'holding Venus' remarks upon the connection between the earthly and the celestial at the same time that it attests to the fundamental human aspiration to realize that which is seemingly unattainable."