Publisher: London: MACK, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111546
First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker on the title page by Soth. Hardcover. Green embossed, textured and padded paper-covered boards with title stamped in brown on front cover and spine and musical score stamped in brown on rear cover; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Alec Soth. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Alec Soth and Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine. 144 pp., with 75 tritone plates. 11 x 11-1/2 inches.
Published on the occasion of exhibitions at Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco), Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis) and Loock Galerie (Berlin).
New in publisher's shrink wrap (slit open for signature).
From the publisher: "Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly [obsolete] role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.
With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united."