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Chang, Chien-Chi (Photographer) & Khan, Anna-Patricia (Editor). JET LAG: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHIEN-CHI CHANG. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 116 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Chien-Chi Chang: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text ("On The Road") by Chien-Chi Chang. Edited by Anna-Patricia Khan. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Chien-Chi Chang's "Jet Lag". Succinct yet eloquent images of enervated globalization. "Planes, beds, and flickering screens provide the only continuity. There is little human warmth, except the body heat of the passenger in the next seat and the sounds coming through the wall from the adjacent room. Weaves together a visual summation documenting the mundane moments and ultimate disconnection during life on the road. For those who travel a lot, the world becomes a steel-and-concrete construct of interchangeable flight crews, hotel rooms, and check-in counters. In this jet-setting life, the most important thing is that the power adapter fits. Reality is less a touchstone than a distraction: The crucial space is 'between' " (Publisher's blurb). Today is Monday, so this must be Zurich. The Taiwanese-born, now Austria-based Chien-Chi Chang is a rigorous Minimalist who creates indelible, compositionally impeccable images. Just as important, he makes some of the most beautiful photobooks being published today. An absolute "must-have" title for Chien-Chi Chang collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and inscribed in both Chinese characters and Roman alphabet ("English") in black pen-marker on the title page by Chien-Chi Chang. It is also magnificently marked throughout the page with passport stamps from all over the world by the photographer. Each signed copy is one-of-a-kind, uniquely stamped by the photographer, the copy shown in our scan being the one on offer. This title will become a contemporary photography book classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and multi-stamped copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 120 plates. Chien-Chi Chang's "The Chain" is widely regarded as one of the greatest photography books of our time. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 3775740252. $200.00

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