Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 113632
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine black cloth, with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by John Dugdale. Poetry by Walt Whitman (selections chosen from his original 1855 first edition of "Leaves of Grass," and follow this original setting). 112 pp. with 51 four-color plates (of cyanotypes), beautifully printed with varnish on uncoated wood-free paper. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 4000 hardbound copies.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "In an interplay of metaphor and time, artist John Dugdale invokes a world of light-filled chambers and sensuous bodies. From the muted blue luster of the archaic cyanotype process, Dugdale's imagery emerges in a mist of loss and remembrance, melancholy and nostalgic ennui. In the manner of Julia Margaret Cameron's Victorian albums, Dugdale has plumbed the depths of his soul, and in the process left behind an indelible impression of life. Revealed in this first monograph of Dugdale's work are the embodiments of an artistic vision that weds contemporary consciousness with more ageless concerns."