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Mark Power: 26 Different Endings [SIGNED]

Publisher: Brighton, United Kingdom: Photoworks, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781903796214
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 112243

$225.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed and dated "London / July 2007" in black ink on the title page by Power. Hardcover. Green cloth-covered boards with blindstamped title on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket with French folds. Photographs by Mark Power. Story by David Chandler. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with 26 four-color plates. 11-1/4 x 14-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]

Condition

As New in As New dust jacket.

Description

From the artist: "The 'A-Z London Street Atlas' is the most popular map of any kind in Britain, selling over 200,000 copies a year.

In the Spring of 2003 I was enjoying a picnic somewhere to the west of London. Leafing idly through my own A-Z, I noticed the stream in front of me ran along the very edge of the atlas and the field beyond was off the page altogether.

The coverage of the map changes with each new edition. Someone somewhere decides, year by year, where it should end; which parts of the periphery of London should be included, and which should not. This project is about the unfortunate places that fall just off the edge.

A touring exhibition, A System of Edges, included one photograph from each of the fifty-six pages meeting the edge. An edit of just twenty-six of these finally became the book 26 Different Endings."