Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101482
First edition, first and only printing. Deluxe limited edition of 25 copies, with an original 9-1/2 x 12 inch Type-C print of "Labná, 1994" (reproduced in plate 10 in the book), signed, numbered, titled and dated on verso in black ink by del Valle and Gómez (image size 7-1/2 x 11 inches). The book is hand-numbered on the colophon page and signed in blue ink on the title page by del Valle and Gómez. The print (with a protective archival paper sheet) and book are housed in a custom-made matching blue cloth clamshell box. Hardcover. Fine blue cloth with plate tipped in debossed front cover and title stamped in orange on front cover and spine, with clear acetate dust jacket. Photographs by Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez. Introduction by Sandra S. Phillips. Essay by Richard Rodriguez. Unpaginated, with 96 four-color plates, beautifully printed on heavy paper by Oceanic Graphic Productions, China. 9-3/4 x 12 inches.
New (book, print and clamshell box all in pristine condition).
From John Szarkowski: "It's beautifully made color photography and an achievement of enormous richness. Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez have followed one thread with great tenacity. I don't know of any other body of work quite like it."
From the publisher: "The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez has worked collaboratively for thirty years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux. From The Ground Up, the first monograph of their work, is a three-part photographic essay focusing on the metamorphosis of the vernacular architecture in the Yucatán Peninsula, México. This fascinating study, comprising photographs taken from the mid-1980s to the present, is surely the most extensive and comprehensive record of the design and evolution of this region's built structures.
Del Valle and Gómez are recipients of Guggenheim, Cintas and NEA fellowships in photography. Their work has been widely exhibited in the USA and abroad, and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Brooklyn Museum."