Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107722
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First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 40 copies, each with two color archival pigment prints (one by each artist), signed and numbered on the reverse in pencil respectively by John Gossage and Alec Soth. Soth print paper size 13 x 19 inches; image size 11 x 14-1/2 inches; Gossage print paper size 19 x 13 inches; image size 16 x 10-5/8 inches. Two volumes, respectively signed by John Gossage and Alec Soth. The books and prints are contained in a custom housing. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Photographs by John Gossage and Alec Soth. 160 pp., with 80 four-color plates. 11-1/2 x 9 inches.
New in publisher's packaging. Prints and books in flawless, pristine condition.
From the publisher: "In the Spring of 2009, John Gossage and Alec Soth traveled together to New Zealand to work on a joint photography project. For both, it was a trip of departures. Gossage has been creating photographic literature in black-and-white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color. Soth's work with the 8x10 view camera has inspired an entire generation of his contemporaries, and leaving it behind was key to approaching the world from a fresh visual perspective. The results represent a major shift of vision for these two vastly important American photographers.
This publication represents the culmination of that trip. Both the concept and the content of the book have been driven by the uniqueness of the collaboration and the primacy of the photobook to the artistic practice of both Soth and Gossage. Essentially two books in one, The Auckland Project showcases a playful attention to materials and presentation that marks all Radius Books projects. Unlike 2007's Obvious & Ordinary in which Martin Parr (in his signature color) and John Gossage (using black-and-white) published the results of a road-trip across the American South, this volume presents the two photographers' work separately, creatively combined through the device of the book and its housing."