American Surfaces. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Introduction by Bob Nicklas. Designed by Untitled. Phaidon, London, 2008. 232 pp. Quarto. First edition thus. SIGNED on half-title page. Hardbound in dust jacket. Enclosed in laminated printed paper facsimile of a c.1972 Kodak color finishing envelope (opened only for signature). Appx. 200 color photographs, reproduced at standard 35 mm print size. Includes an index of place names for the photographs.
Fine in Near Fine jacket that has a few scuffs to rear panel.
Stephen Shore: The Nature of Photographs. Text by Stephen Shore. Photos by numerous artists. Phaidon, London/New York, 2007. 136 pp. quarto. Second edition (originally published 1988). SIGNED on half-title page. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color & black-and-white reproductions.
Witness No. 1. Conceived and edited by Stephen Shore. Photos by Shore and others. With text by Shore and Martin Parr. Joy of Giving Something, 2006. SIGNED on title page. Unpaged. Hardbound with quarter cloth spine. Color & Black-and-white reproductions.
Slight edge scuff; otherwise Fine.
Magazines and books are generally edited and designed by unseen hands, hands that are often limited by the ideas and agendas of the publisher. What if, we thought, an artist was not only the primary focus of each issue in this biannual series, but as “guest editor” was also responsible for the design of its cover and much of its contents as well? Stephen Shore is currently creating a series of small, limited edition books which will serve as “visual time capsules.” As Shore himself is exploring the basic ideas of what a book is, he was the ideal choice for Witness Number One. The title for the series is borrowed: Daido Moriyama and Michael Kenna gave a joint presentation in Tokyo earlier this year on their mutual passion for, and work made on, Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. During the presentation, Moriyama described himself as a “witness” rather than a participant in the events that he captures on film. The idea of being a witness – of transcending the importance of Self and instead focusing on what one sees in one’s surroundings – has deep roots. Daido Moriyama will be the subject and guest editor of Witness Number Two. Witness is published by Joy of Giving Something, Inc, and distributed internationally by Nazraeli Press.
Mose. A preliminary report. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Linea di Confine per la fotografia contemporanea. Koenig Books, London, 2011. Unpaged. Quarto. SIGNED on title page. Stiff wrappers. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color reproductions.
Mose collects Stephen Shore’s photographs of Venice, Italy taken in 2008. Focusing on the city’s floods and the construction of the mobile gates intended to protect the Venetian lagoon, it unites Shore’s landscape photographs with newspaper articles, historical maps, technical reports and engineering plans.
Fotografien 1973 Bis 1993.
Westfalischer Kunstverein Munster, Hanover, 1994. Oblong quarto. First edition. SIGNED. Hardbound. No jacket as issued. Color reproductions. Text in German.