Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with The Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 108528
First edition, first and only printing. Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies with an original, loose Type C print. Hardcover. Fine linen cloth, with a tipped-in original Type-C print on front cover (7 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches), no dust jacket as issued; contained in a custom clamshell box. Photographs by Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez. Introduction by Mark Haworth-Booth. 96 pp., with 40 four-color plates, and one additional four-color reproduction, beautifully printed on fine Japanese art paper. 12-1/4 x 14-7/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies.
From the introduction by Mark Haworth-Booth: "Fried Waters is a photographic poem about time and memory, place and labor, the symbolism of salt and the process by which it snaps from liquid into crystal." From the publisher: "We are delighted to announce the publication of our third book by the husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez. This extraordinary volume calls attention to the natural process of converting water to salt at two ancient salt collection sites in Yucatán, Mexico. Fried Waters affirms the artists' fascination with subjects in a state of flux and offers the viewer a unique and surprising glimpse into the natural phenomenon that is salt.
Del Valle and Gómez have received wide critical acclaim for their photographic essay From the Ground Up, which explores the metamorphosis of the vernacular domestic architecture of the Yucatán Peninsula, and which was presented at the MoMA Inaugural Exhibition in New York. Fried Waters is beautifully printed in process color on matte art paper, and hardbound in Japanese cloth. Published in an oversized format, this first edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each with an original color Type C print mounted on the front cover."