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Kaida, Tamarra (Photographer) & Cohen, Susan E. (Contributor). TREMORS FROM THE FAULTLINE. Rochester, New York: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1989. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 35 pages. Fine.

Collection of photographs with accompanying narratives. Described as image-and-text "ensembles", the collection is one of the most beautiful such books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Tamarra Kaida: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and narratives by Tamarra Kaida. Afterword by Susan E. Cohen. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Tamarra Kaida's ensembles, which consist of a photograph (reproduced on the right-hand side) and a narrative (en face). They show her extraordinary visual and writing talents as well as empathy for her subjects, who are all known personally to her. While the photographs are self-contained and can be judged purely on their own merits, the texts must be read in order to appreciate even more Tamarra Kaida's "chonicle of the perennial souces of our anxiety: Love, sexuality, aging, loss, and above all, loneliness. But the reverse is also true; these places represent only the modern inflections in the ageless pursuit of shelter, sustenance, and comfort" (Susan E. Cohen). A gem of a book. A "must-have" title for Tamarra Kaida and contemporary photography collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated on the title page by Tamarra Kaida. This title is now collectible. This is the only such signed and dated copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 25 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant living American writer/photographers. A fine copy. . ISBN 089822053X. $50.00

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