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Unknown Tuscany.
Limited Edition with Print.


Photographs by Patrick Alt.
Mammoth Plate Press, Culver City, CA, 2006. 96 pp., 74 black-and-white illustrations, 11x9½".



Publisher's Description
A trade edition and a limited edition with slipcase are also available, and can be viewed here.

Unknown Tuscany, the first book of Patrick Alt’s photographic work, takes the viewer on a journey to out of the way places and overlooked details of this most famous part of Italy. Shot with his 8 X 10 inch large format camera and rendered in the exquisite platinum printing process, these images trace Alt’s travels through the back roads of the Tuscan countryside. “For Alt is not interested in bringing back images of something already there and waiting for us, but rather in capturing images of a Tuscany that does not yet exist, that comes into being as he develops his pictures,” says Lyle Rexer in his insightful introduction to the book. “This Tuscany is the unknown Tuscany, not of untraveled byways, not of unexpected light and shadow, but of the artist’s imagination.” This dark green silk covered book has a tipped front image and copper foil typeset. It was printed in quadtone on heavy uncoated paper to closely match the tonality of the original hand made platinum prints.

About the limited edition:

Six images from Unknown Tuscany are currently being offered at a special price, each one available in an edition of 25. Each photograph is a hand-coated Platinum/Palladium print from an 8x10 inch original negative by the artist. Each photograph is printed on Crane's Platinotype paper, folder matted with 4-ply museum rag board, and signed, titled, and editioned on the front of the print as well as signed on the front of the mat itself. Finished mat size is 16 by 18 inches. Each print is accompanied by a copy of the trade edition of Unknown Tuscany. All six prints may also be purchased as a part of a special portfolio edition, which also includes a signed, numbered copy of the book in a slipcase. Please contact photo-eye directly to order the portfolio of all six prints.

View Print Choices:
1. Fountain and sculpture with Banana Leaves, Villa Manci - Segromigno
2. Civitella with Cat
3. Chianti Grapes and Road - Dudda
4. Field of Flowers and the Hermitage - San Galgano
5. Chianti Grapes - Grezzano
6. Torso and Fountain, Palagio Fiorentino - Stia

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