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												Water Gold Soil: The American River by  Susannah and Edward Morris Sayler
	 - First printing
			 - 2019
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Water Gold Soil: The American River

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Water Gold Soil: The American River

by Sayler, Susannah and Edward Morris

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Jersey City, NJ: Conveyor Editions, 2019. First printing. (124) pp., 8 x 10.5 inches. Printed paper over boards without dust-jacket, as issued. Published in a limited edition of 500 copies. Illustrated throughout in color and duotone, with text by the artists and an essay by Elizabeth Kolbert. New.

The artist duo of Sayler and Morris produce work about ecological issues, much of it under the aegis of the Canary Project. In this richly textured artist’s book, they bring archival and historical research together with contemporary photographs in a revelatory portrait of a river. From the publisher’s web site: “Water Gold Soil: The American River tells the story of a single flow of water in present-day California from origin to end use. Beginning at the river’s headwaters in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the book follows the water through pipes and dams, past Sutter’s Mill and the birthplace of the Gold Rush, to the corporate agricultural fields until it eventually disappears into the ground, finding veins in the soil. Including a short essay by Elizabeth Kolbert, the book brings together a series of narrative text, photographs, and archival images that represent the history of extraction in California and testify to the social and ecological consequences of watershed colonialism.”


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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel,


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