Publisher: Bologna, Italy: Damiani/Matsumoto Editions, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 111874
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Limited Edition of 360 total copies (no trade edition will be published), hand-numbered on the limitation label tipped-in to the inside back cover and signed in silver ink by Sugimoto. Hardcover. Silver silk cloth-covered boards with debossed title on cover and spine; with a protective white paper dust jacket as issued; contained in a brushed aluminum slipcase and printed cardboard box. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Text by Jonathan Safran Foer. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Takaaki Matsumoto. 140 pp., with 65 tritone plates on Phoenix Motion Xantur 115 g/sm paper, tipped-in by hand on Munken Pure 200g/sm uncoated paper with debossed image frames and blindstamped captions. 14-1/4 x 11 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "The Long Never is a unique limited edition book containing sixty-five artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto and an original text by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Composed of photographs from five series--Meteorites, Dioramas, Pre-Photographic Time Recording Devices, Lightning Fields and Seascapes--the sequence of images in this book conjures a natural history of the planet, perhaps even one untouched by humans. The black-and-white photographs are hand-tipped onto the pages of the book, which is wrapped in silk cloth. Celebrated author Jonathan Safran Foer has written an original story for the volume. Foer's text sits on the page underneath each artwork, so the reader must lift up each photograph in order to read the story. The Long Never is limited to an edition of 360 copies. It is housed in a custom-made brushed aluminum slipcase. Each copy contains a colophon with the number of the edition and is signed by Sugimoto."