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Wood, Tom (Photographer) & Other Contributors. TOM WOOD: PEOPLE. Cologne, Germany: Wienand Verlag, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 104 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The photographer's first retrospective collection. One of the finest photography books of the last decade of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 1500 copies. An elegant production by Ulrich Zander: Oversize-volume format. A very tall and slim book. Deep blue hard boards with white titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Tom Wood. Foreword by Lewis Biggs. Essays by Jurgen Kisters ("Sad Beautiful Life"), Klaus Honnef ("The Realism of Small Things"), and Hubertus von Amelunxen ("Passages of Waiting"). List of Plates, Biography, Selected One-Man Exhibitions, Public Collections, and Credits/Acknowledgments appended at the end. The texts are in the original German and felicitous English translations. Printed on thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of the photographer's finest and most representative images, as personally selected by him, with the assistance of Chris Killip, the great British photographer who now runs Harvard University's Visual Arts Department. Wood has been taking photographs for more than three decades and is best-known for "All Zones Off Peak", which is now considered a late-modern photography classic. The pictures in this collection represent his best work thus far: "With unswerving concentration, he finds moments of a magical and forceful beauty in everyday life, even at its shabbiest. And he takes portraits of a rare clarity and discernment. Unremittingly, resolutely, and with a unique feeling for the aesthetic acumen of moments of intense humanity, he has produced a phenomenal oeuvre, of which this book presents a representative cross-section" (Publisher's blurb). The great art critic John Berger's aphorism may be said to be Tom Wood's project: "What counts in a photograph is its abundance and its simplicity". A brilliant, profound, and moving collection, this is a "must-have" title for Tom Wood collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in green pen on the title page by Tom Wood. The signature beautifully matches the DJ's blue-green background color scheme. This is an Import title, was not commercially distributed in the United States, and has been out-of-print for a long time. This is one of extremely signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 37 color, 27 black-and-white plates. Tom Wood's "All Zones Off Peak" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TOM WOOD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 387909666X. $250.00

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