Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 113192
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Cloth covered boards with tipped-in duotone plate on the cover and title stamped in grey on the front and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Wessel. Introduction by Corey Keller. 62pp., with 25 duotone plates. Unpaginated. 12 x 12 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
Fromt the publisher: "Waikiki, one of Honolulu’s most famous neighbourhoods, had already become a crowded tourist destination when Wessel photographed there in the late seventies and early eighties. This book contains Wessel’s edit of these pictures and is a record of American leisure at this time: of surf, sand and inexhaustible pleasure-seekers. Yet Wessel equally explores the contradictions of Waikiki – concrete hotels invading pristine beaches, culture encroaching on nature. Despite all the fun in the sun, Wessel’s subjects are often distanced and dissatisfied, suggesting an underlying unease."