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Gossage, John (Photographer) & Klein, Marlene (Writer). POMODORI A GRAPPOLO. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. As New.

Artist Book. One of the most beautiful Artist Book productions of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by John Gossage and David Chickey: Oversize-volumes format. There are three volumes, in three different trim sizes, with pastel-color cloth board designs and titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs by John Gossage. Original writing by Marlene Klein. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in (where else) Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is sublime. In publisher's original plastic wrappers. The latter is completely integral to the edition because it is pasted in front with a matching design and titles on printed paper yet is not shown in stock photos online. Without DJ's, as issued. Presents John Gossage's and Marlene Klein's "Pomodori a grappolo". The Italian title means "Tomato Cluster". Which, in this case, is "a set of three inter-connected books by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a text by Marlene Klein. The written pieces - two stories and one epilogue - have been created in response to Gossage's pictures, and reflect the 30 years that Klein has spent living and working in Venice. An unexpected approach runs through all the details of the books, from the way elements repeat, or don't, to the choice of materials and color. Since these three books are each a different trim size but include photos that are reproduced at the exact same size, the collective project functions as a study of the way that ink-on-paper can inform perception. The resulting objects are classic Gossage-clever, unique, and engrossing" (David Chickey). An absolute "must-have" title for John Gossage collectors. Each book in the three-book set of "Pomodori a grappolo" is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by John Gossage. They are all signed directly on the pages themselves, not on a tipped-in page. Please note: Gossage did NOT sign most copies of the books. This title is an instant collectible, and will become a contemporary Artist Book classic. As far as we know, this is the only signed set available online and has no flaws, pristine beauties. The integral plastic wrappers (which comes with a matching design and titles printed on paper but for some reason, is not shown in stock photos online) is completely intact. A rare signed set thus. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible set. . ISBN 1934435848. $300.00

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