Steidl, Gottingen. 2010. First edition - Clothbound with dust jacket - 80 pages. 180 colour plates - 23,5 28,6 cm
Two times signed by John Gossage! First book in color by the artist. Kassel Photobook Festival "Best Books 2010/2011" International Photobook Award 2011!.
New, mint, unread. Still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's foil; only opened once for the signatures
Book design by John Gossage and Gerhard Steidl. Essays by John Gossage and Gerhard Steidl. Text in english.
"John Gossage, the renowned American photographer and photography book-maker, presents two companion volumes and his first ever books in color. Engaged in a dance, neither book comes first, there is no hierarchy or sequence to the pair of volumes. Gossage is one of the most literary of photographic book authors and in The Thirty-Two Inch Ruler, the narrative, whilst not autobiographical, is about a neighborhood in which he lives; one that is singular in the United States. At the same time provincial and international, it is a neighborhood populated by ambassadorial residences, embassies, and the lavish private homes of those who are in positions of power and influence in Washington. A project he began with the arrival of a new neighbor, the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and made over a full year's cycle of seasons, these are images from the drift of privilege. The streets, cars, homes and yards of this neighborhood are photographed on perfect spring or autumn days, with sparklingly clear blue skies, and flowers or foliage accenting the order. These are photographs about how one might wish the world to be, how beauty might be seen as desire. In the same year Gossage made the Map of Babylon, photographing digitally from Washington, to Germany, to China and places in-between. This look away, to places beyond the immediate and local, is a classic exploration of particulars of the outside world." (from the publisher) ohn Gossage, born New York 1946, now residing in Washington, DC, has always been a photographer. Studying briefly with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch in 1960 to 1961. In the late 1960's he learned Telecaster guitar from Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton, later giving up professional music in 1973 and returning to photography. Showing from 1974 through 1990 with Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Then from 1990 on concentrating almost exclusively upon publications. Producing 17 different books and boxes on specific bodies of photographic work.
- Nombre de livres
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Signed; John Gossage
- Titre du livre
- The thirty-two inch ruler
- Comme neuf
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Steidl, Gottingen
- Couverture rigide
- Jaquette, Signé(e)