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Jacobson, Bill (Artist/Photographer) & Parry, Eugenia (Contributor). BILL JACOBSON: PHOTOGRAPHS. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. As New/As New.

Artist Book. Collection of color photographs. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Bill Jacobson: Oversize-volume format in wide oblong shape. Pristine-white hard boards with black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Bill Jacobson. Essay by Eugenia Parry. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Bill Jacobson's color photographs, a companion volume to his breakthrough debut, "Bill Jacobson: 1989-1997", his collection of hauntingly beautiful black-and-white portraits. "Bill Jacobson's photographs resist easy identification. They are blurred, diffuse, and atmospheric, depicting only the vague outlines of urban scenes, rural landscapes, and human figures. Enveloped by a dark or light mist, these shadowy forms refute the premise that photographs capture reality and serve as a reliable aid to memory. Instead, his photographs are images of vague recollections and forgotten experiences. They speak of mortality and dissolution, not only of the body but of its surroundings as well. Related to his earlier series from the 1990's, which were direct responses to the AIDS epidemic, they are more open-ended and universal in spirit" (Publisher's blurb). "Most photographs are meant as documents of moments we wish to hold on to forever. My work suggests that these moments, like life itself, are constantly fading into the past" (Bill Jacobson). A "must-have" title for Bill Jacobson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Bill Jacobson. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. The other copies available online have major flaws. A very scarce signed copy thus. 36 color plates. One of the most brilliant living American artist/photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BILL JACOBSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3775715622. $100.00

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