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Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111495
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine black linen cloth, with title blind-stamped on spine, with tritone plate tipped in front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text (in English) by José Luis Rivas (translated from Spanish by Roberto Tejada) and Bruce Wagner. 108 pp., with 49 tritone plates (most printed in a 2-page spead), beautifully printed on 200 gsm heavy fine paper by drukkerij Mart.Spruijy, The Netherlands, from tritone separations made by Robert J. Hennessey. 12-1/8 x 10-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound copies.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the text by Bruce Wagner: "The birds are birds as we know them and are birds that cannot be known; they are common and uncommon, whirling and blurred; the birds are dead; the birds are gawking and gawky, tender and woebegone; the birds are dirty and transient and religious and encaged within effigies of themselves; the birds are man-made or they swarm or are migratorily indifferent. The birds hover and soar and loan themselves out for metaphorical exploitation. Very soon, they will fly off the page. Graciela Iturbide has created a space for these birds, and for the feelings they evoke too. For what is ornithology but the spirit of man and his yearnings, the spirit of infinity? Man wishes to return to that source, that oneness, that totality of cosmic space whence he was born."