Sleeping by the Mississippi (1st) by Alec Soth. First edition (2004). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. There is some minor toning to pages. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Sleeping by the Mississippi
Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Robert Frank’s The Americans.”
Like Frank’s classic book, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.
Alec Soth (1969) is an American photographer, based in Minneapolis. The author of over twenty-five books, he’s one of the leading contemporary photographers in America. Besides, he is a member of Magnum Photos. Some of his titles include Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating (2019). Further, Soth had over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide. He works in the documentary tradition. However, he has a very poetic style. In fact, we can see this combination in his “large-scale projects” of the Midwest. Finally, he manages to create an instant chemistry with his subjects. Frequently, those subjects are loners and outcasts.
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