New York: Aperture, 1985. John Gossage. First Edition, First Printing. Notebook with rings. Oblong small quarto (12" W x 11 1/4" H), original blue cloth with red lettering and a fine rectangular photo by Gossage inlaid on the upper cover, with an essay by Denise Sines, Mylar-protected blue-and-white lettered dust jacket (unclipped & with "$40" price), profusely illustrated with 49 extremely fine B&W photographs, 108 pages. Fine / Very Good +. Item #1948
John Gossage (b.1945), who currently lives in Washington, D.C., is a highly respected photographer of candid, often pathbreaking studies. The Pond is one of his more important studies: in ways a stark photographhic updating of Thoreau's Walden. As one review put it: "Gossage depicts nature in full splendor, yet at odds with both itself and humankind." The photographic artist has produced 17 books and related publications on specific subjects. Important exhibitions of his work have been held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; and in 2012, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The book and photographic reproduction by German printer Steidl is Exceptional.
A clean, bright, and tight copy with a tiny bump on the lower right corner; a few scuffs & a chip lost from the top of the dj over the spine.