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John Gossage: The Romance Industry: Venezia/Marghera 1998 [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with the Comune Di Venezia, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1590050304
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 112251



First edition, first and only printing. Signed and inscribed in black ink on the front free endpaper by Gossage to a figure in contemporary photography (please inquire). Hardcover. Fine green cloth, with title stamped in yellow on spine, "NZ" (Nazraeli Press logo) debossed on front cover; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by John Gossage. Essays by Dr. Sandro Mescola (in Italian), Thomas Weski (in German), and Gus Blaisdell (in English). Designed by John Gossage with The Co.of. Non-sequential pagination, with numerous duotone plates, beautifully printed by Oceanic Graphic Productions, China. 9-3/4 x 7-3/8 inches. This first trade edition was limited to 500 hardbound copies.


As New in As New dust jacket. A Mint copy.


From the publisher: "In 1998, John Gossage was invited by Sandro Mescola of the Comune di Venezia to participate in a research project on the industrial transformation of the city of Venice. The aim of the project was to photograph 'the substantial economic and social changes underway in its industrial areas.' Although this was something he felt he knew little about, Gossage was moved to accept the invitation -- not least because the project had been started a few years earlier, with a group of Italian photographers, by Paolo Costantini before his untimely death from cancer. For Gossage, the outcome of this relatively straightforward documentary process proved to be quite different from his expectations. His belief that he would learn some of the facts about the place was unfulfilled; instead, he found things that could only heighten his curiosity. The results of Gossage's visual exploration of industrial Venice make a compelling body of work."