NZ Library #3: John Humble: Manifest Destiny, Limited Edition (NZ Library - Set Three) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113255
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 350 copies, 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 with tipped in four-color plate. 56 pp., with 43 four-color plates. 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."
NOTE: A SPECIAL EDITION (WITH ONE PRINT) IS ALSO AVAILABLE.