Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Channel Photographics, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101466
First edition, first and only printing. Deluxe limited edition of 50 numbered copies, signed in black ink on the title page by Izu, with an exquisite original 11 x 14 1/2 inch platinum print by Izu on Arches fine art paper (image size is 8-1/4 x 11-7/8 inches), of one of Izu's most popular images "Angkor Wat, 1994, Angkor No. 79," which is reproduced on the dust jacket front cover and on page 67 of the book. The print edition of 50 is also numbered and signed in pencil in lower margin by Izu. The book and print are presented in a high-quality custom-made clamshell box.
Hardcover. Fine brown linen cloth with title stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Kenro Izu. Introduction and poems by Helen Ibbitson Jessup. Designed by Elsa Kendall. 116 pp., with 71 tritone plates, beautifully printed by Meridian Printing, Rhode Island. 9-3/4 x 12-3/8 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
New (book, print and clamshell box all in pristine condition).
From the publisher: "Of all the sacred sites that Izu has photographed since 1979, Angkor Wat is undoubtedly his spiritual and psychological base camp. While he has so often succeeded in representing the sacred and ancient landscape, Angkor Wat is the creative thread that weaves itself through all of his work. Angkor Wat is the touchstone-it supports Izu's output, and indeed holds it together like the geometrical matrix of the spider's web. For these reasons, Passage to Angkor, artfully re-examines this most important aspect of Izu's stunning career spanning the last quarter century, presenting Izu's most accomplished Angkor Wat photographs in a rarefied book form that is remarkable for it's physical beauty. Passage to Angkor will undoubtedly rank among the most important publications of these timeless and limitless photographs that depict one of the world's most mystical places.
Passage to Angkor is accompanied by poems by Helen Ibbitson Jessup that were inspired by Izu's photographs. Passage to Angkor is also a traveling exhibition that opens December 4, 2003, at New York's Sepia Gallery. Author's proceeds will be donated to "Friends Without a Border", a charity founded in 1995 by Kenro Izu as a way of returning something to Cambodia for the many images he captured there."