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De Middel, Cristina
Party
London, England: RM/Archive Of Modern Conflict(2013). First Edition / First Printing. As New in No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 200 pages. Artist Book. One of the most beautifully conceived and realized Conceptual photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 1715 copies, as stated. This October 2013 First Edition sold out before publication and is now rare. A brilliant production by Cristina De Middel: Small-size volume format, a neat pocket book that fits in the palm of your hand. The "Little Red Book" ("Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungsest", or "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung" rendered in scrambled letters for copyright protection) produced as a facsimile of the original pocket book, with red plastic covers and gilt titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The title by which the book is known is the one that's printed on the spine: "Party". Text by Chairman Mao, ironically selected and reproduced (in English translation) by Cristina De Middel. Color photographs by Cristina De Middel. They are inserted between pages, "tipped-in" at the spine rather than on the page. Printed on archival stock paper in Spain to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Cristina De Middel's "Party". Her Artist Book rendition of The Little Red Book. "A portrait of present-day China modeled on Mao Tse Tung's Red Book. De Middel uses the structure of Mao's book (as well as its iconic design) to create a photo-narrative interspersed with adapted quotations from Mao" (Publisher's blurb). "I decided to adapt this historic political statement by censoring and hiding the parts of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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