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Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Item #: 113268
SPECIAL ORDER. PRICING & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
Special Limited Edition of 12 copies, with four signed and numbered original archival pigment prints. The paper size of the prints is 20 x 12 inches. The prints are housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a clamshell box which was custom-made for this special edition.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically-illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Jeff Liao. 60 pp., with 24 duotone plates. 15 x 9 inches.
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From the publisher: "This special edition is limited to 12 copies, each with a suite of 4 signed and numbered exhibition quality prints measuring 12 x 20 inches, presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.
Time is not bound by culture, and neither is nature. In order to comprehend and appreciate all aspects of Central Park, Jeff Liao followed the Chinese 24 Solar Terms timetable to document the micro changes that happen in this phenomenal “man-made nature”. By adapting the vertical format and multiple perspectives of traditional Chinese landscape paintings, these photographs capture the life and activities that occur within the shifting landscape of the “lung of Manhattan”.
The connection that visitors make with Central Park’s original intent as a scenic retreat from urban life has never been more real than it is today. Jeff Liao’s work in 24 Solar Terms is a perfect example of that experience of nature and design: a unique interpretation of the Park’s views and attention to the subtleties of some of its most intimate corners. The photographs show the Park at its most beautiful and cared for, a true celebration of Conservancy’s dedication and hard work.
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao was born in Taiwan in 1977, and immigrated in 1999 to the United States, residing in the Queens Borough of New York City. He lived in close proximity of the 7-subway line, where he created his renowned “Habitat 7” series and staked his claim and love for New York City. Liao’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Queens Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; and the Norton Museum of Art, Pasadena."