LANDSCAPES, 1975-1979.; Volume I and Volume II. Michael A. Smith.

LANDSCAPES, 1975-1979.; Volume I and Volume II.

Revere, Pennsylvania: Lodima Press, 1981. Smith, Michael A. First editions. Volume I: Oblong 4to. [11 1/4 x 13 inches], mounted original silver photograph frontispiece, [13] pp. introduction and photographer's statement, 42 b&w offset lithographic plates from photographs tipped to hinged leaves with captions on the opposite leaf, colophon Volume II: Oblong folio [ 11 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches], [2] pp., with 15 panoramic b&w offset lithographic plates from photographs tipped to hinged leaves, colophon. Both volumes are bound in black cloth, titled in silver ink and have an mounted plate from a photograph on the front board. Fine in plain acetate dust jackets as issued. Item #52900

From the Colophon: This is the first publication of Lodima Press, completed in 1981. The photographs are reproduced actual size by offset lithography by Michael Becotte and Charles Gershwin from 300-line screen duotone negatives prepared by themselves. The paper use for the reproductions is Cameo Dull. The text is handset and printed letterpress in Baskerville Monotype 169 and Centaur by the Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont. The paper used throughout is Superfine, an acid free paper manufactured by the Mohawk Paper Mills Inc. Binding by Allen L. Geiser and Son, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The reproductions are hand tipped. Volume II is hand sewn. Designed by Claire Owen. Volume I contains an original photograph , printed by the photographer. The edition is limited to 1000 numbered and lettered copies A - Z. Each volume is signed and numbered by Michael A. Smith. This is set No. 382.

Michael A. Smith is a master of the large format camera in the Western American landscape. Additionally, he prints exclusively on a contact paper of his own design, allowing the fullest tonal range possible from his negatives.

This two volume publication was awarded the Grand Prix du Livre Photographique, 1981 at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France.

Price: $1,000.00

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