Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101742
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First edition thus (first published in 1957). Limited edition of 250 copies signed and numbered in pencil on the colophon page by Chiarenza. Soft cover. White comb binding with flexible black back board and clear acetate front, revealing half-title page debossed in red on matte ecru art paper. Photographs and text by Carl Chiarenza. 84 pp., with 18 tipped-in duotone plates. Printed on matte ecru and bone art paper with deckled edge. 10 x 13-1/4 inches.
From the publisher: "The reality in a photograph is make-believe. Nothing instructs us about that better than a caption; when a word hits a photograph, they both change their focus. When a sequence of images makes contact with an essay, their shared world metamorphoses into a journey inward as well as outward. As it is paired with a variety of kinds of verbal accompaniment, one photograph in this book is the focus of an adventure in changeable reality. A sequence of 16 photographs called 'Locomotive,' reflecting Chiarenza's early love of railroads, completes the book's travels through verbal/visual metamorphosis. The sequence's pace, content and form create a multifaceted experience of the 3-dimensional world of the place, while also reflecting the physical, emotional and fictional reverie of being on a fantasy adventure aboard an illusory moving train. This artist's book, Chiarenza's senior thesis of a half-century ago, explores the theoretical verbal/visual world of words and pictures through practice. Three copies of the book were produced at the time, each containing original prints, variegated pages, and hand-set-and-printed titles. This facsimile edition is limited to 250 copies printed letter-press, with tipped-in duotone reproductions. Each copy is numbered and signed by the artist."