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Soth, Alec. DOG DAYS BOGOTA. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 60 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of color photographs. One of the most beautiful art 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. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Alec Soth and Gerhard Steidl: Regular-sized volume format. Gray cloth boards with black titles and design embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and brief text by Alec Soth. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Steidl in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the spine, as issued. Presents Alec Soth's "Dog Days Bogota". One of his most beloved books: A heartfelt (but not mawkish or kitschy) photo album of his trip with his wife to Bogota to adopt a baby girl. While waiting for the baby's adoption papers to be processed (it took two months), Soth photographed the place, with dogs tying up the divergent strands of his journey, in the same way that beds tied "Sleeping By The Mississippi" together. Someday, when she's old enough, Alec Soth and his wife will show their daughter these photo souvenirs of what they did while waiting for her. They should be warned that she might cry like a baby. Alec Soth's books are about travel-as-journey, place-as-destiny, life-as-pilgrimage. His work is acutely beautiful because Soth handles these otherwise heavy philosophical themes with a lighter touch, that is to say, as an artist rather than a philosopher. And there is no life journey more meaningful - and beautiful - than having a baby. "I want to thank one woman in particular. In December 2002, a nurse at an orphanage walked into the office and placed a baby girl in my wife's arms. In a world that is so often marked by man's cruelty, this woman acted with selfless love" (Alec Soth). An absolute "must-have" title for Alec Soth collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Alec Soth. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is, quite simply, the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. A rare signed copy thus. 50 color plates. Alec Soth's "Sleeping By The Mississippi" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEC SOTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3865214517. $400.00

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