Robert Adams: Still Lives at Manzanita [SIGNED]
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in cooperation with Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101698
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Adams. Hardcover. Fine Japanese linen cloth, with title blind-stamped on spine, with illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Adams. 44 pp., with 1 four-color and 17 duotone plates, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 9-3/8 x 8-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 500 copies.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
From the Introduction by Robert Adams: "The house in which my parents lived stands at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain, from which the first photograph was made. Their ashes are buried on Nehalem Spit, visible in the distance. My mother especially loved the Spit for what was then its profusion of wild strawberries, and when she was no longer able to walk there we enjoyed bringing them back to her. All of the photographs were made on a return to the town of Manzanita, the interiors at a motel kitchen counter and table.
'There is no first, or last, in Forever -- It is Centre, there, all the time' (Emily Dickinson)."
From the publisher: "Serving as a companion book to Adams's previous titles, I Hear the Leaves and Love the Light and A Portrait in Landscapes, this beautiful and touching new artist's book takes as its tangible subject a bowl of fresh fruit, a clear glass of water, a feather, a stone and shells, cupping them all in memories and light. Printed in a first edition of 500 copies, Still Lives at Manzanita is bound in Japanese cloth, with the artist's 1970s linoleum cut 'Neahkahnie Mountain' reproduced on the front jacket."