Item #: JOKO103
Published: Paris: Éditions de La Martinière (2001)
Josef Vavrousek (Contributor), Vaclav Havel (Foreword)
Edition: 1st edition
Language: French, English, German
13.6 x 10 x 2 inches
Condition: Used as new.
#Photobooks #Signed #First Edition #European Books #Black and White
This is a first edition, first printing of Koudelka's critically acclaimed photobook Limestone published by Editions de La Martiniere, Paris in 2001 with a limitation of 500 copies this being number . Parr & Badger in "The Photobook: A History" commenting on Limestone wrote, "This powerfully original photographer offers 36 evocative photogravures, the work of two years spent photographing limestone quarries in the United States and Europe. It is a large, handsome production, which features the photographer's panoramas presented in a long, continuous accordion fold. Here, Koudelka gives full reign to these tendencies to make brooding pictures that emphasize the quarrying of limestone not as rape, but as a noble and civilizing act." 36 spectacular black-and-white accordion fold panoramas printed in gravure on heavy coated stock that measure approximately 7.5 x 22.5 inches (each reproduction is the length of two folded pages), the book is bound in gray paper covered boards with gray endpapers and housed in a corrugated cardboard clamshell case that measures approximately 10 x 13 inches. The book is in FINE condition and the cardboard case is in FINE- condition with minimal wear.