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TOOTH FOR AN EYE: A CHOROGRAPHY OF VIOLENCE IN ORLEANS PARISH: THE DELUXE EDITION
Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2011. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 64 pages. Collection of circular photographs juxtaposed with crime records, presented as an Artist Book. Deluxe Edition of 26 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Deborah Luster. Text fragments by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, W. G. Sebald, and C. D. Wright appended at the end. Original 16 X 15 inch gallery print-sized gravure print encased in its own black folio and laid into the box. Pale gray pictorial clamshell cloth box. Produced in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Deborah Luster's "Tooth For An Eye". The sequel and companion volume to "One Big Self". If the latter consisted of portraits of criminals/prisoners, the present collection is a record of crime scenes juxtaposed with a description of the crime that took place. If "One Big Self" gave criminals a human face, "Tooth For An Eye" gives the otherwise nondescript crime scene a human trace. Luster reproduces each photograph as every camera actually takes it: A circle that is technically called the iris (as in one's eyes), which harks back to 19th-century portraiture, reminding us that a photograph is first seen by the human eye as round before it is filled out and printed as a square or rectangle. "Explores the city in a new way, creating a compelling portrait in the form of a photographic archive of contemporary and historic homicide sites. Explores the themes of loss and remembrance in a series of photographs that offer an opportunity for the viewer to enter deeper into the idea of the city, a place where life and death coexist, neither free of the other's influence" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Deborah Luster collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Deborah Luster. Laid-in is an original 16 X 15 inch gallery print-sized gravure print, also very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on verso by the photographer. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Deluxe Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 30 duotone plates, 1 original print. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DEBORAH LUSTER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1931885982.
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