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Emmet Gowin: Mariposas Nocturnas: Edith in Panama [SIGNED]

Publisher: New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 1390743572
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113689



First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the dedication page by Gowin. Soft cover. Photographically-illustrated laminated stiff wrappers. Photographs and text by Emmet Gowin. Additional text by Peter MacGill. Designed and typeset by Katy Homans. 64 pp., with 26 four-color plates, beautifully printed by Cantz on fine matte art paper, from separations by Robert Hennessey. 12-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of Gowin's eighth exhibition at Pace/MacGill Gallery, 2006.




From Pace/MacGill: "Gowin's newest series -- an exploration of the tropical rainforest and pictures of his wife, Edith -- advances his longstanding interest in making images of his family as well as the natural world. Inspired in part by the literature of nineteenth-century naturalists such as J. Henri Fabre and Alfred Russel Wallace and an innate sense of adventure, Gowin traveled to Central and South America to discover and record the beauty and biodiversity of its tropical ecosystems. His subjects include a night sky thick with insects, collections of forest leaves and brilliantly colored bugs, a moth's line of flight and the delicate stroke of its wings, and portraits of Edith taken on their travels. Gowin's sense of inquisitiveness and wonderment is palpable; his pictures are both deeply personal ventures into scientific documentation and intimately felt celebrations of place."