Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113687
First edition, first and only printing. Special limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with one hinged original Type-C print (5 x 4 inches), signed in black marker on verso by Gelles. [This book is not to be confused with copies that are noted as "artist's proofs" (AP), which are extra books produced for the artist and not part of the true limited edition (i.e., not "special" or unique).] Hardcover. Blue paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Judy Gelles. 16 pp., with 11 four-color plates. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. Out of print (sold out upon publication). Scarce.
Near Fine (slight sunning at the spine, else As New).
The 24th publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. From the publisher: "Philadelphia artist Judy Gelles first encountered the beach boxes of Melbourne, Australia in 2001. These structures, passed down for generations, have distinct compositions and colors identifying specific family ownership. Gelles' photographic documentation of the beach boxes investigates their vernacular architecture and pays homage to the historical and artistic beauty they convey. The artist begins with a straight photograph, then digitally removes the color from the background, heightening the color of the boxes and delivering an eerie and beautiful composition."