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Gary Schneider: Genetic Self-Portrait

Publisher: Syracuse, New York: Light Work, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0935445102
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 109324



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with tipped-in plate on cover and title stamped in silver on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Gary Schneider. Essays by Ann Thomas, Lori Pauli and Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles. Includes detailed notes on the plates by Gary Schneider. Designed and edited by Jeffrey Hoone. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with 23 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy coated paper by The Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, Vermont. 10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and the International Center of Photography, New York City.


Near Fine (slight shelf wear, else Fine).


From the International Center of Photography: "This project stems from an intriguing offer Schneider received in 1996 to make photographs in response to some of the revolutionary discoveries that were emerging from the Human Genome Project, an international research team that is attempting to map the more than 100,000 genes that compose human DNA. Combining his interests in self-portraiture and biology, Schneider consulted with doctors and geneticists, examined diagnostic and forensic photographs, as well as X rays, radiographs, photograms and micrographs of specimen samples of various parts of his own body."