Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106896
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with an original ["toned" black-and-white] archival pigment print tipped in the final page (5-7/8 x 3-5/8 inches), signed in pencil verso by Bateman. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Edward Bateman. 16 pp., with 12 four-color plates. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
The 58th publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. From the publisher: "In the last half of the nineteenth century, cartes de visite were widely traded and collected, with subjects ranging from portraits of everyday people to those of luminaries. Bateman uses this history to question the idea that all photographs are bound to a particular moment in time. Combining 19th century imagery with fabricated automatons, he creates images of the past with an iconography that is usually used to depict the future.."