josef chladek

on photobooks and books

 

John Gossage - The Pond (second edition)




 John Gossage - The Pond (Front)

John Gossage - The Pond (Front)

 John Gossage - The Pond (Spine)

John Gossage - The Pond (Spine)

 John Gossage - The Pond (Back)

John Gossage - The Pond (Back)



» Go directly to the sample spreads

Hardcover, cloth bound with dustjacket, signed (includes 52 photographs, the first edition had 49), includes an essay by Gerry Badger and Toby Jurovics.

John Gossage's The Pond was groundbreaking when first published in 1985, and remains one of our most important photobooks. Consisting of photographs taken around a pond in an unkempt wooded area at the edge of a city, the volume presents a considered foil to Henry Thoreau's Walden. The photographs do not aspire to the "beauty" of classical landscapes in the tradition of Ansel Adams. Instead, they reveal a subtle vision of reality on the border between humankind and nature. Gossage depicts nature in full splendor, yet at odds with both itself and humankind. Robert Adams described the work as "believable because it includes evidence of man's darkness of spirit, memorable because of the intense fondness [Gossage] shows for the remains of the natural world."
Aperture is pleased to reissue this second, twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic monograph, a highly sought-after collectible, with three additional images, two essays, and a new dust jacket inspired by the original design. The book was accompanied by an exhibition of the same title opening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. (from the publisher)

Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. II picks here

Pages: 108
Place: Millerton
Year: 2010
Publisher: Aperture
Size: 31 x 29 cm (approx.)

Newsletter / Facebook

Don't miss my updates and news on photobooks - register for free - or follow my updates on the virtual bookshelf on facebook.


Sample pages for The Pond
Sample page 1 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 1 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 2 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 2 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 3 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 3 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 4 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 4 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 5 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 5 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 6 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 6 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 7 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 7 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 8 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 8 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 9 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 9 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 10 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 10 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 11 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 11 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 12 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 12 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 13 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 13 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 14 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 14 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 15 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 15 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Sample page 16 for book  John Gossage – The Pond

Sample page 16 for book " John Gossage – The Pond", josefchladek.com

Other books by John Gossage (see all)
Other books tagged Landscape (see all)
Other books tagged American (see all)
Other books tagged Parr Badger Vol. 2 (see all)
Other books tagged Black & White (see all)
Other books by Aperture (see all)