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Temkin, Brad (Photographer) & Slemmons, Rod (Contributor). PRIVATE PLACES: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHICAGO GARDENS. Santa Fe, NM: The Center For American Places, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 70 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of color photographs on subject. One of the finest photography books of the year 2005. Limited Edition of 2750 copies. Published as part of the ongoing series by The American Center for American Places to document for posterity valuable natural and man-made environments in the United States. A lovely production by Brad Temkin and David Skolkin: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Mustard silk cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Brad Temkin. Essay, "Green Thoughts", by Rod Slemmons. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on 170 gsm Silk Gallery thick coated stock paper by the legendary Oddi Printing in Iceland to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents a warmer, sunnier, and more colorful view of Chicago, which has a well-deserved reputation as the "bleak-of-winter". People with chilly scenes of winter in mind can be forgiven if they think that this radiant, sun-drenched view of Chicago is sheer fantasy, literally impossible. Impossible to imagine perhaps, but here they are for real: Luxuriant and glorious gardens in Wicker Park, Lakeview, Pilsen, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Skokie, and Bucktown, among other places. "Brad Temkin has captured something poignant and wonderful about the human urge to be in harmony with Nature even in the bleakest and most urban circumstances" (Corcoran Gallery of Art). If you have a green thumb or love gardens, you will pore and linger over every image in this book over and over again. Still, its greatest achievement is that you do not have to have a garden to be captivated by and become addicted to it. A complete delight, this is a "must-have" title for all lovers of great photography. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 52 color plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1930066414. $70.00

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