NZ Library #2: John Schott: Mobile Homes 1975-1976, Special Limited Edition (with Print Variant 2) (NZ Library - Set Two, Volume Four) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2016
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 112285
SPECIAL EDITION SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNT: Customers who purchase the complete Set 2 of six titles (item #112274) qualify for a $150 discount off the price of this special limited edition (with print) from Set 2 (the special limited edition also includes a copy of the slipcased book). Otherwise, special edition price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 25 copies, with an original, signed and numbered gelatin silver print (overturned tricycle in mobile home park), which is housed together with the book in a custom clamshell box. The book is signed by the artist on a label tipped in to the back cover, and numbered on the colophon page. Hardcover. Silk cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and silk cloth-covered slipcase. 64 pp., with 54 duotone plates. 15 x 12 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "'Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this "Westward Ho!," but now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that transformed the western landscape and its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.
Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior and lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.' --John Schott, from the Preface
The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976. This project followed photographs of Route 66 motels in 1973 and 1974, work which was included in 'New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape,' at George Eastman House in 1975 and John Schott | Route 66: 1973–1974, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (NZ Library: Set One).
John Schott's photographs are held within many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The George Eastman House, Rochester; and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge."
NOTE: THREE SPECIAL EDITIONS (EACH WITH ONE OF THREE PRINT VARIANTS) ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.