The Hudson Valley. Photographs by Stephen Shore. Blind Spot, 2011. 48 pp. Large quarto (11.75 x 9.75 in./ ). SIGNED and hand-numbered limited edition of 100 copies. Clothbound with tipped on cover photo. No dust jacket as issued. 34 color reproductions. Cloth clam shell case. Printed by Meridian Printing.
Selected by Gerry Badger as one of the best books of 2011. He writes, "Stephen Shore is the master of the 'quiet' photograph, images which paradoxically speak more than most. These images of the Hudson Valley are quietly and utterly satisfying."
"The first of Blind Spot’s Series books, this exquisitely produced clothbound artist’s book with tipped-on cover image collects 34 color photographs of New York’s Hudson Valley by the pioneering American art photographer Stephen Shore (born 1947). Shore, one of America’s most important living photographers, is celebrated, alongside William Eggleston, for elevating color photography from a medium associated with family snapshots to a genre equivalent to black-and-white photography. First published in 2011, this deluxe volume, printed by Meridian--widely considered America’s greatest photobook printer"--the publisher