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Josephson, Kenneth. THE BREAD BOOK. Austin, TX: University Of Texas Press, 2016. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 20 pages. As New.

Collection of photographs, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most important Conceptual art photography books of our time, in a New Edition. Limited Edition of 250 signed copies. Published as a softcover original only that will not be reissued once all of the copies are sold. An austerely elegant production by Kenneth Josephson and Only Photography Press: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Kenneth Josephson. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The photographer himself has said that the production quality is superior to the original edition in the way that it captures the tonal nuances which, of course, is the whole point of the book. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in a Limited Edition format, Kenneth Josephson's "The Bread Book". Pioneering Conceptual art photography at its Minimalist best, long before Minimalism itself became a full-fledged and dominant movement. "A deceptively simple object - photographs of the fronts and backs of ten slices of bread with no accompanying text - this Artist Book raises questions about the nature of photography and its ability to transform an object into an idea or concept while creating yet another object: The book itself. The result of this act of transformation is that the original loaf no longer functions as a loaf of bread, but as a self-contained book that considers the ideas of sequence and illusion" (Publisher's blurb). "A monument of the photobook. It's the book itself that is the work of art, not the individual images. Like most of the best Conceptual photography, the idea is devastatingly simple on the surface yet infinitely complex when you look beyond the surface" (Gerry Badger). Originally published in an edition of 1800 copies, "The Bread Book" has been out-of-print for a very long time. Here it is, in a production that Kenneth Josephson himself regards as definitive and superior to its original realization. An absolute "must-have" title for Kenneth Josephson collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in gold pen-marker on the Back Cover by Kenneth Josephson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Josephson signed a handful of copies in gold (instead of silver pen-marker), making this copy more collectible. This title is a late-modern art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such gold-marker signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command between $150 and $500. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 20 plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KENNETH JOSEPHSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1477312005. $60.00

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