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Alessandra Sanguinetti: On the Sixth Day [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1590050703
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110108

$395.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed by Sanguinetti in black ink on a label affixed to the title page. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in gold on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Alessandra Sanguinetti. Text by Robert Blake. Unpaginated (80 pp.), with 61 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy coated paper. 12-7/8 x 12 inches.

[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)].

Condition

New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).

Description

From the publisher: "Alessandra Sanguinetti's vivid photographs depicting the coexistence of people and animals might at first sight seem brutal, images to be viewed quickly and erased from the memory. But that would be not only impossible but also a great loss, for here is an arrestingly honest portrayal of the relationship between man and beast as the one raises the other for the ultimate sacrifice. These are not animals endowed with human qualities; they are someone's livelihood, their means of survival. Sanguinetti took these pictures in a province of Buenos Aires. Here, by roadsides, in fields and in woods, she observed the rituals and traditions of the local farmers whose lives interweave with a host of animals -- rabbits, horses, pigs, geese, lambs, cows, chickens -- caught in the cycle that is life and death. The work in On the Sixth Day goes beyond straight documentary practice and evokes an intimacy that, confounding our sensibilities, it is a privilege to share. With an essay by Robert Blake, Chair of the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography, New York."