Publisher: Annandale-on-Hudson, New York: Blind Spot and Photo-Based Art, Inc., 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113692
First edition, first printing. Signed and numbered on the colophon page by Misrach. Limited edition of 100 copies (this being #2/100). Fine black cloth-covered boards, with an original archival pigment print tipped-on the cover, contained in a custom clamshell box with title debossed on front, no dust-jacket as issued. Photographs by Richard Misrach. 48 pp., with a double gatefold, with 40 four-color plates. 12-3/4 x 13-1/4 inches.
From the publisher: "In October 1991, immediately following the catastrophic firestorm which struck the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, Richard Misrach (American, b. 1949), ventured into the fire zone with his 8 x 10-inch view camera. Misrach roamed the devastated area, recording both stark vistas and intimate details of destroyed homes. Out of respect for the victims of the fire--which killed twenty-five people, injured 150 others, and destroyed nearly three thousand homes--Misrach's images have remained mostly unexhibited for the last twenty years. 1991 will be published on the 20th anniversary of the tragic fire, concurrent with the opening of simultaneous San Francisco Bay area exhibitions at The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Oakland Museum of California."