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Volume I: 42 full-size reproductions from 8x10-inch negatives, 110 pages, 11" x 13"
During the last half of the 1970s, Michael A. Smith traveled extensively throughout the Western United States and Canada, making hundreds of photographs with both an 8x10 and an 8x20 view camera. This monograph makes available a selection of these photographs.
Landscapes 1975-1979 is a book as work of art. The elegance of this monograph is a reflection of the elegance of the photographs. It is made in the tradition of the fine book,
using only the highest quality materials, and done with superior craftsmanship in printing. The reproductions are printed duotone from 300 line-screen negatives by Becotte and Gershwin. The text
is hand-set and printed letterpress on acid-free paper by the Stinehour Press. The dust jackets are heavy-duty, clear mylar.
Sold only as a two-volume set. Clothbound.
From the Introduction by James L. Enyeart
In the decade-and-a-half that Smith has been photographing, he has persistently sought his own vision through the large format camera and has not given way to . . . pressure of fashions and trends
. . .
Comments from the Reviewers
Michael A. Smiths Landscapes is among the most stupendous of all twentieth-century photography books.
Certainly there have been few photographic books made with such care and elegance since P. H. Emersons limited edition volumes at the end of the nineteenth century.
. . . a fine example of the book as art, will be a valuable addition to art and rare book collections.
For the first time in the eleven years of the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie, the award for the best book published during the past year was a satisfactory choice.
. . . the most beautiful photographic book ever published.
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