Title: Henry Wessel : Five Books - California and ...
Publisher: Steidl, Göttingen
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Illustrated Wraps
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
154 pp. 56 colour plates. "The photographs in these five books represent a sustained effort to describe the contemporary vernacular landscape of Southern California and the American West. From his early work in the 1970s to his most recent series in Las Vegas, Wessel's wit and insight illuminate a world rich in nuance, humor, and irony". Five paperback books with illustrated wraps in white paper covered slipcase. Unread, clean and unmarked with sound, tight bindings. Slipcase is still protected by the original shrinkwrap (now torn in places) which has been opened at the mouth to permit the examination of the books. Slight intermittent shelf wear and dust soiling to slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005754
Synopsis: The photographs in these five books represent a sustained effort to describe the contemporary vernacular landscape of Southern California and the American West. From his early work in the 1970s to his most recent series in Las Vegas (2000-2004), Wessel's wit and insight illuminate a world rich in nuance, humor, and irony. For the past 30 years, Henry Wessel has observed and recorded the unusual and the iconic, framed and formed by the light and landscape of the West. Photographing the endless vanishing points of a desert road in black-and-white or an opulent, gilded hotel corridor in Las Vegas, Wessel finds in each a metaphor for the region where people go to vanish, to assume new identities. Anonymous houses, sculptural cacti, and beachgoers in Waikiki are captured in all their sphinx-like inscrutability.
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