Publisher: New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108732
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper covered boards and fine gray cloth covered spine with title stamped in black. Photographs by Adam Fuss. Essay in German and English by Thomas Kellein. Includes list of plates, exhibition history, and bibliography. Designed by Büro Beckmann. 112 pp., with 54 four-color plates and 8 additional color illustrations. 9-5/8 x 7 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2002-2003 exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany.
Near Fine (stray surface marks, lower corners lightly bumped, else Fine).
From the publisher: "With [Louis-Jacques Mandé] Daguerre, William [Henry Fox] Talbot, [Etienne-Jules] Marey and William Blake as his predecessors, Adam Fuss creates photograms and daguerreotypes that evoke a general poetic and spiritual vision akin to urbanites of the 1800s, people who have lost contact with nature and God. While technically seeking to refine the beginnings of photography, Fuss attempts, in the 100 new works presented here, to record life and death. Colorful spirals created by pendulums lead into great depths; snakes create geometric waves in water; loving pairs of rabbits appear in silhouette; a hunched woman cries; sunflowers sprout withered leaves and broken stems; otherwise placid water bears the concentric marks of water drops; the shadows of silvery children's clothing hover in mid-air; light reflects on birds in flight--and all, for Fuss, mark the simultaneous presence and absence of the corporeal under the title My Ghost."