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Roni Horn: Ísland: To Place 1-10 (Complete Set, with Inner Geography supplement) [all volumes SIGNED, all in AS NEW Condition]: 1) Bluff Life; 2) Folds; 3) Lava; 4) Pooling Waters (2 volumes); 5) Verne's Journey; 6) Haraldsdóttir; 7) Arctic Circles; 8) Becoming a Landscape (two volume boxed set); 9) Doubt Box (boxed set); 10) Haraldsdóttir, Part Two; 11) Inner Geography (catalogue supplement)

Publisher: New York, Köln (Cologne), Denver & Göttingen, Germany: Peter Blum Edition, Mary Boone Gallery, Roni Horn (self-published), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Ginny Williams & Steidl Verlag, 1990
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 97897838693031
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112627

$10,000.00

Specifics

1990-2011. First edition, first and only printing. All editions share these common attributes: Each title is signed in graphite or pencil on the half-title page by Horn. Hardcover (except for Inner Geography supplement and Becoming a Landscape, which are bound in stiff wrappers). Black linen cloth with blind-stamped title (except for Becoming a Landscape, which is enclosed in a mustard linen cloth clamshell portfolio box), no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Roni Horn. All books are 10-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches.

Each volume of Ísland: To Place is a unique dialogue addressing the relationship between identity and place. The books take as their starting point Iceland and the evolving experiences of the artist in this country.

[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]

1) Bluff Life. Watercolor and/or graphite drawings by Roni Horn (reproduced actual size). Designed by Roni Horn in consultation with Klaus Baumgärtner. 36 pp., with 14 four-color plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper by Drukkerij Rosbeek bv, in Nuth, the Netherlands. This first edition was limited to 1150 copies. Published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, 1990. ISBN 0935875093.

2) Folds. Designed by Roni Horn with Anthony McCall Associates. 72 pp., with 36 four-color plates printed on heavy matte art paper. This first edition was limited to 700 copies. Published by Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 1991. ISBN 0941863212. 3) Lava. Photographs and text by Roni Horn, with studio photography by Morgan Rockhill, Providence, Rhode Island. Designed by Roni Horn and Anthony McCall Associates, New York. 96 pp., with 16 four-color and 29 tritone plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper. This first edition was limited to 750 copies. Self-published by Roni Horn, New York, 1992. ISBN 1564660354.

4) Pooling Waters (2 volumes). Photographs and text (in English and Icelandic) by Roni Horn. Volume 1 (photographs): 96 pp., with 52 four-color and black and white plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine matte art paper. Volume 2 (text): 176 pp., with 1 four-color and 3 plates, and one map illustration with text, printed on fine matte art paper. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 1994. ISBN 3883751871.

5) Verne's Journey. 56 pp., with 34 four-color and black and white plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper by Lecturis BV, Eindhoven. This first edition was limited to 1000 hardbound copies. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 1995. ISBN 3883752193.

6) Haraldsdóttir. 96 pp., with 61 four-color and black and white plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper by The Hennegan Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. This first edition was limited to 1100 copies. Published by Ginny Williams, Denver, 1996. ISBN 1880146169.

7) Arctic Circles. 136 pp., with numerous four-color and black and white plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper by Steidl, Göttingen, Germany. This first edition was limited to 1650 copies. Published by Ginny Williams, Denver, Colorado, 1998. ISBN 880146215.

8) Becoming a Landscape. Soft cover. Two volumes, each bound in photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. Volume 1 and 2 are each 48 pp., each with 22 four-color plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper. Each volume is 8 x 10 inches, and are housed in a mustard linen cloth clamshell portfolio box, with blind-stamped title in black (portfolio box is 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). This first edition was limited to 900 copies. Published by Ginny Williams, Denver, Colorado, in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001. ISBN 3883751871.

9) Doubt Box. Unbound, photographically illustrated cards contained in a black cloth-covered clamshell box, with title stamped in black on the cover. Unpaginated, with 56 four-color plates printed full-bleed on heavy matte cardstock by Steidl. Clamshell box is 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1,000 copies. Published by Steidl, Göttingen, 2006. ISBN 9783865212764.

10) Haraldsdóttir, Part Two. 144 pp., with 100 four-color and tritone plates, printed on heavy fine matte art paper by Steidl Verlag. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies. Published by Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2011. ISBN 9783869303178.

11) Inner Geography supplement: Soft cover. Light beige French-fold wrappers with title printed in white on the cover. Photographs, drawings and text by Roni Horn. Interview with the artist by Jan Howard. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Roni Horn with assistance from Alex Castro. 32 pp., with 6 four-color plates and 5 black and white plates printed on Monadnock Dulcet paper by Meridian Printing Company, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. This first edition was limited to 2000 copies. ISBN 0912298677.

Condition

As New in publisher’s shrink-wrap (slit open for signature) or galleries' glassine. A flawless Mint set (from the artist's and galleries' archives).

Description

From Roni Horn (in a 1995 interview with Claudia Spinelli): "The entrance to all my work is the idea of an encyclopedia of identity. It is best represented by the books, the series called To Place, which is extremely important to me. I have been working on this since 1988. It's really the heart. It is a series of books, each one of which adds to the whole in a way that alters the identity of it retroactively. So the first volume appears to be a book of drawings. The second book was about a completely different subject but in the same format. With the third volume people start to realize something: 'Well, this looks like a series, so there must be some relationship. But I haven't a clue as to what it is.' Then there was the fourth volume, with texts and photographs. The books are this very slow process of accumulation in the period of a life, my life."