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Gill, Stephen (Photographer) & Sinclair, Iain (Contributor). STEPHEN GILL: ARCHAEOLOGY IN REVERSE. London, England: Nobody/Archive Of Modern Conflict, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Artist Book. Now considered a contemporary art photography classic. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Gill and Melanie Mues: Regular-sized volume format. Brown cloth boards with orange design on the cover and orange titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Stephen Gill. Text by Iain Sinclair. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Stephen Gill's "Archaeology In Reverse". One of three conceptually inventive photography books published simultaneously by the artist/photographer (the other two are "Hackney Flowers" and "Anonymous Origami"). "Stephen Gill has learned this: To haunt the places that haunt him. His photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of experience. Alert, watchful, not over-eager, wary of that mendacious conceit, 'closure'. There is always flow, momentum, the sense of a man passing through a place that delights him. A sense of stepping down, immediate engagement, politic exchange. What I like about Stephen Gill is that he has learned to give us only as much as we need, the bones of the bones of the bones" (Iain Sinclair). Firmly grounded in the great British documentary tradition, Stephen Gill's photographs are honest, telling, and brilliant. His conceptual rigor and intelligence, unsentimental empathy for his subjects, and delicate use of color are astonishingly assured (that is, devoid of artistic vanity and self-indulgence) for a photographer who just started taking photographs (in his early 20's) and already has several published collections and one masterpiece (in his early 30's). The "object-in-relation-to-place" motif runs throughout Stephen Gill's oeuvre, and in this book, is especially moving. An absolute "must-have" title for Stephen Gill collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in pencil on the title page by Stephen Gill. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Although it is a Limited Edition, Gill did NOT sign most copies. A scarce signed copy thus. 104 plates. Stephen Gill's "Hackney Wick" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN GILL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0954940555. $50.00

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