Weighing the Planets. Olivia Parker. A New York Graphic Society Book/ Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1987. First edition. Large quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket.
The photographer's third book of memorable 'assembled' photographs, beautifully printed in duotone to preserve the look of the selenium-toned original prints.
From the dustjacket: "Parker creates these images from old encyclopedias, cut paper, maps, laboratory glass, street metal, flowers, broken toys, and journals, using the natural light that shines through her studio window. The work invites viewer participation: some aspects of each photograph suggest meaning common to all, and others reach out to the secrets each individual carries within. The photographs 'describe a world of interior spaces and inner states, a realm made mysterious by poetic dislocation of image, time, and scale.' "
A fine copy.