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  • Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801840654
    • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: October 1990
    Shows public lands illegally used to test bombs
  • Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780890900697
    • Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
    • Published: November 1996
    The title refers to the dual nature of Misrach's desert cantos, as well as its ability to simultaneously attract and anger his audience. While beautiful and poetic, his photographs of the desert reveal destruction resulting from bomb tests, atomic radiation, and military games. Two introductory essays "A Problem of Beauty" by Tucker, the curator of photography at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and "Scapeland" by Rebecca Solnit provide background for both the artist and the desert. Also included are a chronology and a photographic timeline. 12x11" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780821222546
    • Publisher: Bulfinch Press
    • Published: June 1996
    Richard Misrach's sustained photographic project has evolved over two decades into a monumental vision, etching out the beauty, mystery and abuse of the American desert.The selection of works here includes more than sixty Desert Cantos images never before publshed, in addition to some of his best-known and most-admired images. Illus., 160 Illus., 160 color/10 b&w. 192p.
  • Desert Cantos

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111391757
    • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
    • Published: 1987
  • Desert Cantos Del Desierto 1979-1999

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788478072422
    • Publisher: Diputacion Provincial de Valen
    • Published: January 1753
    Text in English and Spanish.
  • Desert Cantos del desierto 1979-1999

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112004649
    • Publisher: Diputacion De Granada
    • Published: 1999
    Oblong 4to. 1st edition. SIGNED. Hint of white paint and some bumping to edges and fore corners of boards. Bookplate at f.f.e.p., name blacked-out. Edgewear with a couple small chips and short tears to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Golden Gate

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Aperture
    (Aperture). (New York). Oblong 4to. NF/NF.
  • Richard Misrach : Chronologies

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111547635
    • Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery
    • Published: 2005
    (San Francisco). (2005). 4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by photographer. Slight bowing to rear board. Faint toning to margin of leaves. Light rubbing to publisher's printed acetate d.j. VG/VG.
  • Richard Misrach Photographs 1975-1987

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112381771
    • Publisher: Gallery Min
    (Gallery Min). (Tokyo). Slim square 8vo. Toning to margins of leaves, mild soiling to edges of text block. Toning, light soiling to wrappers, rubbing to edges, mild bumping to lower fore-corners. VG in wrappers.
  • Richard Misrach: Chronologies

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112144642
    • Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery
    • Published: 2005
    (San Francisco). (2005). Large 4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by photographer. Light edgewear and rubbing to extremities. Minor soiling to textblock. Faint toning to margin of leaves. Some rubbing and scratching to publisher's printed acetate d.j., with toning to spine and small open tears to ends. VG/VG.
  • Richard Misrach: Destroy This Memory

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781597111638
    • Publisher: Aperture
    • Published: September 2010
    The photographs in DESTROY THIS MEMORY are a stark, affecting reminder of the physical and psychological impact of Hurricane Katrina as told by those on the ground, and seen through the lens of a contemporary master. Rather than simply surveying the damage, Misrach - who has photographed the region regularly since the 1970s, most notably for his ongoing Cancer Alley project - found himself drawn to the hurricane-inspired graffiti: messages scrawled in spray paint, crayons, chalk or whatever materials residents and rescue workers happened to have on hand. At turns threatening, desperate, clinical and even darkly humorous, the phrases Misrach captures - the only text that appears in the book - offer revealing and unique human perspectives on the devastation and shock left in the wake of this disaster. All of the images are shot with a 4 MP pocket camera while the photographer was working on a separate archive of over 1,000 pjhotographs with his 8 x 10 large-format camera. Created between October and December 2005, this series of images serves as a potent, unalloyed document of the raw experiences of those left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Katrina. Illus., 70 in color. 140p.
  • The Sky Book

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112345827
    • Publisher: Arena Editions
    • Published: 2000
    (Sante Fe). (2000). 4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by photographer. Light impressions to boards, with minor bumping to spine ends and forecorners. Mild shelfwear to margins of lightly rubbed d.j., with a closed tear to top forecorner. VG/VG.
  • The Sky Book

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781892041289
    • Publisher: Arena Editions
    • Published: October 2000
    This series of images 'mediate' between document & abstraction, reality & metaphor, while drawing on photography's documentary tradition with each image contextualized in terms of citing time & place.Otherwise, you've just never seen sky the way these photos unconceal its ephemerality, light & color. With a section on etymologies of locations. Illus., color photographs. 131p.
  • Violent Legacies: Three Cantos

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780893815691
    • Publisher: Aperture
    • Published: April 1994
    In Violent Legacies the acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach has compiled three new "cantos" in his ongoing series of photographs exploring the desert in the American West.The desert has long been a metaphor in Misrach's art. In Violent Legacies these barren lands, so often romanticized, undergo an eerie transformation at the hands of man and become an unmistakable reflection of militarism, violence, and environmental destruction. Misrach's political commitment and activism-- filtered through an ironic counterposing of form and content, as well as his exquisite use of color and composition-- have never been as powerfully articulated as in these three new cantos.In "Project W-47 (The Secret)" Misrach reveals classically inspired vistas of the Utah deadlands, tainted forever by their past incarnation as Wendover Air Base-- the secret training and planning site for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Aspects of what took place at Wendover still remain classified by the U.S. government."The Pit" is a Goyaesque series that focuses on the mysterious death of livestock in very close proximity to a former nuclear test site in the Nevada desert. These photographs are a chilling reminder of U.S. and global nuclear contamination."The Playboys" are Misrach's studies of Playboy magazines that were used for target practice by persons unknown on the fringes of the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. While cover girls appear to have been the principal targets, many aspects of American culture-- including icons like Andy Warhol, Ray Charles, and Madonna-- were inadvertently blasted.Susan Sontag uses these cantos as a springboard to an allegorical tale-- "The View from the Ark"-- a subtle, yet probing meditation on violence in contemporary society. A postscript interview with Richard Misrach provides background information about the sites comprising Violent Legacies."The West," says Misrach, "is such a loaded concept that any representation deviating from the cowboy myth automatically becomes confrontational. Today, a more fitting myth is that of Dr. Frankenstein. Since World War II, the American landscape has been converted into a laboratory where scientists and the military experiment with the most elemental powers of the universe, inventing weapons of mass destruction, and leaving a legacy of violence in their wake."Violent Legacies sends a stark and compelling message about the land we inhabit and our embattled relationship to it. Though the sites depicted here are all in the American West, they symbolize conditions to be found across the globe and in our own backyards. Richard Misrach unveils a landscape of terrible beauty and great metaphorical power. He asks us to confront the violence in human nature, the skeletons in our closet, the radiant glow on the horizon.
  • Violent Legacies: Three Cantos

    By Richard Misrach

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111045087
    • Publisher: Aperture
    • Published: 1992
    (New York). (1992). 4to. 1st edition. SIGNED by Misrach on title page. Bright, clean copy. Gentle rubbing to d.j. panels. NF/NF.

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