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[Photobook] It was a Grey Day. Photographs of Berlin

[Berlin]: Peperoni Books, 2015. First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition (so stated), collecting photographs of back streets and dilapidated spaces in the Berlin neighborhoods of Mitte, Tiergarten, Wedding, and Kreuzberg. Oblong royal 8vo (243 x 300mm): 120 pp, including 49 full-color illustrations (of broken architecture, neglected parks, vacant lots, and discarded belongings) from photographs printed on rectos only (excepting frontispiece and plate on p. 114). Text in English and German. Publisher's finely woven sage green cloth lettered in black, upper cover with full-color photographic reproduction laid on, dark grey end papers; without dust jacket (as issued). A superlative example, virtually pristine (and probably unread), very tightly bound and clean and bright throughout. Fine. Item #BB2008

Taken between 2007 and 2011 on overcast days under metallic skies, these photographs are full of refuse and graffiti, and devoid of human presence. Badger writes in his brief afterward, "Essentially, what I am showing is a dynamic, changing city—like all cities, a place in flux. Many of the things I photographed were gone a year later. . . . In the long run, therefore, my theme is not simply ruin and splendour but change." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

Price: $135.00

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