Uncommon Places. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Aperture/ A New Images Book, Millerton, New York, 1982. Unpaged. Oblong quarto. First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color reproductions. Aperture subscription order form laid in.
Perfectly observed photographs of contemporary America presented in flawless color. Architect Robert Venturi summed up Stephen Shore's talent in the following way: "Shore's is the art of the deadpan - rejecting exotic composition, artful editing, or facile simplification. He accepts the threadbare banality of the American scene, the jerry-rigged, down-at-the-heels seediness of our rural landscapes and the spatial looseness of our towns, recapturing the overfamiliar, making it poignant, coherent, and almost lovable."
A few spots of foxing to upper page edges; otherwise Fine in Fine- dust jacket; slight ding to jacket near spine; less than typical fading to jacket.