Publisher: Macroom Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107164
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO MAKE A DONATION OF $5000 OR MORE TO THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMONBOND COMMUNITIES IN ST. PAUL, MN.
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Unique printed paper-covered boards with title debossed on cover, with suede-bound spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a paper slipcase with title printed on spine. Photographs by Alec Soth. Text by Denny Haley. Designed by Catherine Mills Book Design, Seattle. Unpaginated (32 pp.), with 12 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy matte paper in Italy by Trifolio, Verona. 11-1/4 x 12-1/8 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
Alec Soth, together with CommonBond Communities, has put together this powerful, limited edition book about the importance of secure and affordable housing. CommonBond, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the largest nonprofit developer, manager and service provider of safe, affordable homes in the Upper Midwest. Soth's always sensitive photographs feature residents of CommonBond's housing initiatives. Beautifully presented, each book has one-of-a-kind printed covers with floral designs and varnished, debossed text.
From CommonBond: "CommonBond Communities is proud to announce the release of Allowing Flowers, a limited edition book created specifically for CommonBond Communities. Allowing Flowers features the work of Alec Soth, an internationally renowned photographer who blends his unique style of photography with the organization's mission to provide homes for those most in need. In Allowing Flowers, Soth captures the humanity of the word 'home' in a powerful collection of images featuring seniors, families and children who live in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The book features photos of the very people CommonBond helps; their 'common bond' is living in CommonBond Communities' affordable apartments and town homes. Premier donors (those who donate $5,000 or more to CommonBond's first-ever capital-campaign) will receive a copy of the Allowing Flowers limited edition book."
From Alec Soth: "With this book I'm after the humanity of the situation -- the simple act of people offering each other care and respect. I believe in CommonBond and want to pay homage to this extraordinary community by making something beautiful."