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Emmet Gowin: Petra: in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Publisher: New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, 1986
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0938608509
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 102205



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. White matte wrappers with terra cotta matte dust jacket with French folds, with title stamped in black and with a tipped-in black and white plate on the front cover. Photographs and text by Emmett Gowin. Essay by Phillip C. Hammond, Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah. Designed by Eleanor Morris Caponigro. Unpaginated (40 pp.), with 14 tritone plates gorgeously printed by the Meriden/Stinehour Press. 14 x 11 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1986 exhibition of photographs by Emmett Gowin at the Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Out of print. Extremely scarce.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (some areas of sunning to top, left and lower sides of the front, else Fine).


An elegant publication, perhaps Gowin's very best, featuring photographs of the ancient city, which Gowin took at the invitation of Jordan's Queen Noor during three visits between 1982 and 1985. A historical essay by Phillip C. Hammond provides additional information on the history of the spectacular site.