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Broken Manual by  Alec SOTH - 2010 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 405858)

Broken Manual

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Broken Manual

by SOTH, Alec

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Göttingen: Steidl, 2010. A fine copy, the book safe characteristically a bit worn (a strategically anonymous hiding place). Folio (13 x 10 inches) book safe, containing 4to volume (11 x 8.5 inches). Color and black-and-white photographs, some folding. Linen-backed printed wrappers; housed in a book-safe (Martin Gottfried, 'In Person: The Great Entertainers', New York: Harry Abrams, [1987]). SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of 300 copies housed in a unique book-safe, signed by Soth and his alter ego Lester B. Morrison, and with a signed and numbered Soth photograph and booklet, 'Liberation Billford Manifest'. This copy numbered 142 of 300. Each of the book-safes are unique, and were cut by hand.

According to Soth's Little Brown Mushroom website: "Created over four years (2006-2010), Alec Soth's newest book represents a significant departure from his previous publications. Entitled 'Broken Manual,' Soth investigates the places in which people retreat to escape civilization. Soth photographs monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways, but this isn't a conventional documentary book on life "off the grid." Instead, working with the writer Lester B. Morrison, the authors have created an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives.

"It is common for artists to follow up the publication of their books with 'Special Editions,' but in the case of Broken Manual, this edition is being presented first. Made in an edition of 300, Soth calls this the 'Ideal Edition' of Broken Manual. Each copy of the book is housed inside of another, one-of-a-kind book. These signed and numbered 'shell' books are unique and cut by hand. Inside the shell, there is also a small booklet entitled 'Liberation Billfold Manifest' and an 8×10" print signed and numbered by Alec Soth and Lester B. Morrison."

"An early example of the photobook as a layered, nuanced experience" (Parr and Badger III: 228).

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Bookseller
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
405858
Title
Broken Manual
Author
SOTH, Alec
Book condition
Used - A fine copy, the book safe characteristically a bit worn (a strategically anonymous hiding place)
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Steidl
Place of Publication
Göttingen
Date Published
2010
Bookseller catalogs
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About Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Founded in 1978 and purchased in 2016 by Thomas Lecky, Riverrun specializes in fine, rare, and unusual books from all periods and genres. There are large holdings in art, photography, artists' books, fine printing, books about books, literature, signed and inscribed books, early printing, and Americana. We have thousands of books not listed online in these and many other fields, and are constantly sourcing new material from private collections and public auction. Please let us know if we can help you locate something not listed in our stock. We are members of the ABAA and are certified members of the Appraiser's Association of America.

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