Publisher: Los Angeles: St. Ann's Press, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112112
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the first page by Fee. Hardcover. Fine brown linen cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by James Fee, with additional works in collaboration with George Herms. Introduction by Salvatore Scalora. Essay by Craig Krull. Includes a list of plates, a brief artist's statement and technical information. Designed by Paul McMenamin. 175 pp. (including four 2-page gatefolds), with 65 four-color and 65 tritone plates, beautifully printed on 150 GSM Gardapat Bulky fine paper by Amilcare Pizzi, Milan. 11-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound unnumbered copies.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "James Fee has been taking photographs for most of his life and developed a large and loyal following of critics and collectors in the world of fine art photography. The nineties was a prolific decade for Fee, during which time he produced several compelling series of work, all of which are represented in this substantial monograph: 'Photographs of America,' 'Road,' '4 days in New York' and 'Eastern State Penitentiary' are all black-and-white images of American icons and imagery and are thematically connected by Fee's obsession with the decline and destruction of the America that Fee knew as a young man. Throughout the decade, James was also working on a strikingly original series of figurative work. Over many years, James worked with the same group of models to produce an inspired series of nude images. In the dark room, Fee cut and combined the negatives, manipulated them in his own unique manner and printed on now-obsolete paper to produce unique results."