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Luster, Deborah (Photographer); Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Sebald, W.G. & Wright, C. D. (Contributions). TOOTH FOR AN EYE: A CHOROGRAPHY OF VIOLENCE IN ORLEANS PARISH. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 64 pages. As New.

Artist Book. Collection of circular photographs juxtaposed with crime records. Limited Edition of 1200 copies. An austerely elegant production by Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Deborah Luster. Text fragments by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, W. G. Sebald, and C. D. Wright appended at the end. Printed in duotone on thick coated stock paper in China to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the sequel and companion volume to Deborah Luster's "One Big Self". If the latter consisted of portraits of criminal/prisoners, the present collection is a record of crime scenes juxtaposed indispensably with a description of the crime that took place. If "One Big Self" gave criminal/prisoners a human face, "Tooth For An Eye" gives the otherwise nondescript crime scene a human trace. Luster reproduces the photographs as every camera actually takes them: A circle called the iris (as with one's eyes), which harks back to 19th-century portraiture (and even cinema), reminding us that all photographs are taken as the eye sees it before it is filled out and printed as a 4 X 5 square. "Explores the city in a new way, creating a compelling portrait in the form of a photographic archive of contemporary and historic homicide sites. Explores the themes of loss and remembrance in a series of photographs that offer an opportunity for the viewer to enter deeper into the idea of the city, a place where life and death coexist, neither free of the other's influence" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Deborah Luster collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Deborah Luster. This title will become a classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. 30 duotone plates. One of the greatest living American photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DEBORAH LUSTER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1931885966. $100.00

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