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Caponigro, Paul; Dillard, Annie & Other Contributions. MEDITATIONS IN LIGHT. Rockport, ME: The Morris Press, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 38 pages. As New. Signed.

Exhibition Catalog presented as an Artist Book. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. Published as a hardcover original only, it should not be confused with another exhibition catalog of the same name that was published as a slim softcover. The book is now rare. An elegant production by Paul Caponigro and The Morris Press: Small-size volume format in oblong shape. Pictorial hard boards with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and Afterword by Paul Caponigro. Poetry by various authors, ancient and modern. Separations by Robert Hennessey. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on archival uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Many have tried but few are chosen: Paul Caponigro's quiet yet sublime photographs of Nature, that is to say, landscape and landmarks, are unsurpassed in their subdued, lyrical, and eloquent beauty. The most famous disciple of Minor White and the artistic descendant of Ansel Adams, Caponigro has found his own "voice". His images are as meticulously shot and composed as his great predecessors', but they are unmistakably his own. Poetic excerpts from Ovid, Lao Tzu, St. Ignatius, Annie Dillard, John Menken, and a few others begin and conclude this beautiful collection of photographs taken in Ireland, France, Maine, Italy, and other majestic places. Paul Caponigro's Afterword amounts to his personal artistic credo and is "must-reading" for all serious photography collectors. Paul Caponigro completed a sequel collection, "Meditations In Silver", in 2008, showcasing his brilliance in another mode, the still life, and the two exhibitions/books, while done more than ten years apart from each other, show a continuity and complementarity that are genuine, moving, and illuminating. A "must-have" title for Paul Caponigro collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the front free endpaper by Paul Caponingro. This Artist Book/Exhibition Monograph has been out-of-print for more than ten years and is now highly collectible. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 22 tritone plates. One of the greatest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAUL CAPONIGRO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0965131319. $150.00

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