NZ Library #3: John Humble: Manifest Destiny, Special Limited Edition (with Type-C Print Variant 3) (NZ Library - Set Three) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113254
SPECIAL EDITION SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNT: Customers who purchase the complete Set 3 of six titles (item #113194) qualify for a $150 discount off the price of this special limited edition (with print) from Set 3 (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 12 copies, with a signed and numbered Type-C print, which is housed together with the book in a custom clamshell box. Hardcover. 15 x 12 inches.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 350 copies. Each of the six volumes is numbered on the colophon page and signed by the artist on a label tipped-in to the back cover. Each volume in the set shares the following characteristics: Hardcover. Silk cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and silk cloth-covered slipcase. 15 x 12 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: " Brought up in a military family, John Humble spent his childhood moving around the country from one military base to another. Humble was drafted during the Vietnam War, then became a photojournalist for the Washington Post before pursuing a graduate degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. His itinerant nature continued when he traveled the world in the early 1970s, going from Europe to the Middle East, then to Africa and Asia in his Volkswagen van. However, since the summer of 1974 Humble has lived in one place: Los Angeles.
In 1979, Humble acquired a 4x5 view camera and began to photograph the Los Angeles that he perceived every day—a Los Angeles that tourists seldom see, and that locals seldom notice. “These pictures depict the reality that the majority of people in Los Angeles experience as commonplace,” Humble writes. “The images themselves are not complex; for the most part they are quite simple, and present a set of facts which are intuitively connected by the act of putting a frame around the world. The experience of looking at one of my photographs should be similar to the experience of looking through a window.”
John Humble’s large-scale photographs have been exhibited and collected since the 1970s, and are included in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The LA County Museum of Art; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Manifest Destiny is printed in a limited edition of 350 numbered, signed and slipcased copies."