Four American Photographs. One Picture Book #2 (complete set of 4 vols.) Photographs and text by John Gossage. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2000. For each vol.: 14 pp. Octavo (small size). Hardbound. No jackets as issued. Each vol. signed and hand-numbered with 1 original print. Cardboard slipcase with printed label that reads 'For 4 American Photographs'.
EDITION NOTE: This edition of 500 had four different prints available; each limited to 125 copies total. This is the 4-volume set containing one of each variant.
John Gossages contribution to the renowned Nazraeli One Picture book series. Each volume contains one original print, tipped into the book on top of a written description of the image itself. Delicately hinged, it allows of peeking under the print in order to read what is printed below. The other "photographs" are in fact not images at all, but rather written descriptions, somewhat in the manner of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner. "The result is a truly original artists' book which deals with the 'reading' of photographs and the subjectivity of language and vision," said Nazraeli of this project when it was published. publisher. There are a total of 500 copies of the book available, 125 copies of each particular image. This set collects one of each image in a slipcased set.