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Uncommon Places: Photographs by Stephen Shore, Limited Edition (with Vintage Original Type-C Print)

Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1982
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0893811041
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 105731



Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.


First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered (this being #39/100) in black ink on the limitation page by Shore, with an original chromogenic development (Type-C) contact print from the Ektacolor original, "Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, August 13, 1979," (image size 7-5/8 x 9-5/8 inches) signed in black ink on verso by Shore. The print is matted and enclosed in a pale green, paper-covered folio with title stamped in brown on cover (16 x 19 inches).

Hardcover. Fine white cloth with title stamped in brown on front cover and spine (the limited edition was not issued with a dust jacket), enclosed in a matching cloth slipcase. Photographs and text by Stephen Shore. Includes a list of images. Designed by Wendy Byrne. 64 pp., with 61 four-color plates, beautifully printed by D.L. Terwilliger Company, New York from color separations made by L.S. Graphic Inc. 10 x 11-1/2 inches. A rare As New limited edition of one of the most important books in the history of color photography.

[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] Out of print. Extremely scarce.


As New in the original publisher's packing and shipping box (from the artist's archive).


From the publisher: "A native New Yorker, Stephen Shore won critical acclaim and a one-man exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was twenty-three. Previously, he photographed the milieu and personalities of Andy Warhol's Factory, the temple of underground art in the sixties. By the time he made his first cross-country trip in 1972, he was photographing exclusively in color. Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places is a selection of forty-nine photographs taken between 1973 and 1981."