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Phillip Toledano: Bankrupt

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 193188532X
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101448



First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. 48 pp. with 23 four-color plates (printed one to a sheet), beautifully printed on heavy-stock uncoated paper. 13-5/8 x 17-3/4 inches. Photographs by Phillip Toledano. Includes several reproduced "anonymous" brief corporate memos. Designed by Jack Woody. This edition was limited to 1000 hardbound copies.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


One of the best photography books published in 2004! From Phillip Toledano: "At the beginning of 2001, I began taking pictures of recently abandoned offices, and the things people had left behind. This project was more than photography for me. It was economic archeology. America has not suffered such a vertiginous economic collapse since the 1930's, and I wanted to document the human cost, while it was happening. There is something very strange about walking into a recently abandoned office. The heavy, Pompeii-like stillness, punctuated only by the occasional sound of the air-conditioning, turning itself on. A coat hanger waiting patiently for a coat. A limp happy-birthday balloon on the floor. A drawer stuffed with take-out menus. Everywhere, signs of life, interrupted."