ALEC SOTH: SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI (LIMITED EDITION)
Limited edition with signed print available on pre-order.
Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America’s iconic yet often-neglected ‘third coast’. Alec Soth’s richly descriptive, large-format colour photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie.
Like Robert Frank’s classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with 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. This special edition, which includes two previously unpublished works, encapsulates the artist’s lyrical view which has undoubtedly acquired a nuanced significance – one in which hope, fear, desire and regret coalesce in the evocative journey along this mythic river.
Published by MACK Books
Limited edition of 150 with signed and numbered print.
Print: Alec Soth, Holt Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012.
Hardcover with slipcase, 48 colour plates, 120 pp.
Book size: 28cm x 27.5cm
Print size: 8 x 10 inches
Any orders will be delivered in September 2017.