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images may be added again at some stage - too many images "stolen" and used uncredited without any notice. Will rethink the whole project - password protected access may be an option, paid subscribing another or taking it completly offline also thinkable. But still undecided...
Hardcover, cloth bound with tipped in original silver gelatine print, with dustjacket.
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 for the second edition)
Size: 31 x 28 cm (approx.)