“SUMPTUOUS FIELDS OF COLOR”
MISRACH, Richard. Desert. Cantos del desierto 1979-1999. (Granada): Diputación de Granada, (1999). Oblong quarto, original olive green cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $900.
First edition of Misrach’s luminous photobook representing “one of the most important bodies of work in contemporary American photography” (Parr & Badger), boldly signed by Misrach on the title page, featuring 68 vivid full-color plates.
This elegant photobook of 68 full-color photographic plates by Richard Misrach is the stellar volume in "his ambitious, two-decade long project, Desert Cantos… one of the most important bodies of work in contemporary American photography" (Parr & Badger II:32). With each of his 23 photographic Cantos arrayed as if "the song in a song cycle or a chapter in an epic poem" (New York Times), Misrach's "radiant and technically accomplished images bridge the gap between painting and photography… [in] sumptuous fields of color" (ArtForum). Published in conjunction with an exhibit produced by Spain's Deputación de Granada. With essay by Myriam Weisang Misrach. Text in Spanish and English. See Roth, 260.
A fine copy, scarce signed.