Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 113043
First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Vik Muniz. Texts by Charles Ashley Stainback and Mark Alice Durant. 164 pp. with 75 four-color plates. 12-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Selected as one of the top ten photography books of 1998 by the New York Times Book Review. Out of print. Extremely scarce, especially in fine condition (only approximately 2,500 copies are known to have been released).
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (small closed tear at lower corner), in publisher's shrink wrap.
From the publisher: "Vik Muniz works with the syntax of photography, but his images are not simply photographic. Muniz's pictures are illusions that draw from the language of visual culture, but they twist and redefine our perception to both the commonplace and the fantastic. Muniz's images humorously, as well as critically, challenge our abilities to discern fact from fiction, reality from illusion. Utilizing a panoply of unorthodox materials--granulated sugar, tomato sauce, chocolate syrup, a 16,000-yard piece of sewing thread, and soil--Muniz first creates an image, sculpturally manipulates it, then photographs it. Whether a portrait, a landscape, or an iconic image from history, Muniz's images are never what they seem."