Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101611
First edition, first and only printing. Special limited edition of 500 signed and hand-numbered copies, with one photo-collaged original Type-C print (6-5/8 x 5 inches, nearly the size of the book), altered with the application of varnish over the entire surace of the print (this gives the photograph a sculptural quality), mounted recto the last sheet of the book. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Joseph Mills. Text by Joseph Mills and e mars. 16 pp., with 13 four-color plates (hand-written text, drawings and photographs). 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. Out of print (sold out shortly after publication).
The 34th publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. From the book's text: "If her skin were dark would she feel this way? Would the fibrous connections, as binding as high tension cables, have saddled her to her kin and their ways, given her placement in the universe, made her a tiny button on the fabric of her people, secure to contemplate all that mysterious depth and distance of the bowl of heavens under which she slept? Or, being a woman, would her secret heart have remain forbidden in the fixedness of her people's ways." From the publisher: "Lilly's Waist is based on a literary work by the artist e. mars. The handwritten manuscript, with drawings, is reproduced on the pages of this book, culminating in a collage by Joseph Mills created especially for this project."