The Gardens of DeCosse. (21st: Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume IV). Photographs by Cy DeCosse. Edited by John Wood. Interview by John Stevenson. Essays by Susan Ludvigson, Scott Ely, Morri Creech, Carol Wood and John Wood. 21st, Brewster, MA, 2000/Leo and Wolfe, Inc. Unpaged. Squarish folio (13 3/4 in. x 15 1/4 in./35 x 39 cm.). SIGNED and hand-numbered limited edition of 850 copies. Green clothbound with tipped on cover image. 50 tritone reproductions plus a portrait of DeCosse by Shelia Metzner.
From the publisher:
"The Journal of Contemporary Photography features hand-pulled photogravure images from many of the world's
most highly respected contemporary photographers. Each gravure is made by Jon Goodman, the modern
master of the process. These images are combined with brilliant criticism, poetry, and fiction from many of
the world's most acclaimed writers. Not since Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work has there been suchattention
to beauty, such incisive criticism, and such an articulate melding of visual and literary points of view. Each
volume is an object of beauty.
Volume IV, entitled The Gardens of DeCosse, focuses exclusively on the beautiful works of Cy DeCosse.
His elegant compositions range from the quiet of morning light falling on freshly picked vegetables to the
riotous energy of flowers in full bloom. Literary contributors include fiction writer Scott Ely; gallery director
John Stevenson; poet Susan Ludvigson; musician and scholar Carol Wood; and editor John Wood."
Slight trace of rubbing to spine lettering; otherwise Fine.