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Mark Ruwedel: One Thousand Two Hundred Twelve Palms (1212 Palms) [SIGNED]

Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780894679780
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108165



First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the colophon page by Ruwedel. Hardcover. Green cloth covered boards with title stamped in white on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Mark Ruwedel. Unpaginated (28 pp.), with 9 black-and-white plates and one map illustration beautifully printed in Italy by Graphicom, Verona. 11-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 500 unnumbered copies.




From the artist: "For many years now, my work has been concerned with offering an understanding of the American West as a palimpsest of cultural and natural histories. Dusk and Dog Houses may best be described as chapters of a much larger project entitled Message from the Exterior, while 1212 Palms is a complete work representing my long-term interest in place names and a conceptual approach to landscape photography. 1212 Palms is a set of nine black and white photographs of locations in the California deserts that were named for a certain number of palm trees. From Una Palma to Thousand Palms Oasis, the nine names add up to one thousand two hundred and twelve, although the number of trees depicted do not." Mark Ruwedel was one of the featured artists for the Discovery Award at the 2011 Rencontres d'Arles photography festival.