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Jeff Ladd's Books on Books

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Jeff Ladd has started an exciting new project, under the umbrella of his publishing company ‘Errata Editions’.

The ‘Books on Books’ series is an on-going publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible once again to photobook enthusiasts.

Each edition presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork that has, until now, been too rare or prohibitively expensive for most of us to experience. These are not facsimiles, but complete studies of those original masterpieces. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, the series will span the breadth of practice as it has appeared on the printed page, allowing further study into the creation and meanings of these great works of art.

The first two-thirds of each book shows, page for page, every spread of the original. But Jeff has also commissioned some of the finest writers on photography to contribute a 3000-4000 word essay about each book. As well as discussing the photography, the essays also look at the book object itself, and its relevance in the history of the medium. Other chapters include a short essay on the original book’s production, as well as biographic and bibliographic information of each artist.

You can find out more at Jeff’s fantastic 5B4 website.

Posted by Matt Stuart

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