Sally Mann: Photographs and Poetry. Edited by John Wood. Introduction and accompanying poems by Sally Mann. 21st Editions, South Dennis, MA 2005. Unpaged. Folio (14 x 12 in./35.5 x 30.5 cm). Platinum edition: 100 signed and numbered copies (+ 10 lettered copies). Unpaged. 10 platinum prints (initialed by Mann on recto) hand-bound, printed in letterpress on handmade cotton rag paper. Accompanied by a free standing platinum print (shown at right; paper size: 13.75 x 11.75 in./35 x 30 cm; signed on recto). Silver-stamped hand-bound paper-covered boards. Silk clam shell case with a silver-stamped paper title label. Further enclosed in a screw-topped wooden case.
21st Editions was awarded the prestigious 2005 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year for their publication of "Sally Mann". From the publisher:
"Sally Mann brings together many of the most graceful and sensuous early figure and drapery studies created by this internationally acclaimed artist. This precious 14 x12" Platinum Series volume is a true livre d'artiste, as the introduction and all of the accompanying poems were written by the artist herself. Each signed and numbered copy of Sally Mann is hand-bound, printed in letterpress on handmade cotton rag paper, and delivered in a unique case created to complement the exquisite binding. Hand coated platinum prints by Stan Klimek. Paper by Twinrocker. Hand binding by Sarah Creighton. Letterpress printing by Michael Russem."