Songbook

Alec Soth
Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country.
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2nd printing, March 2015

Publisher's Description

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.

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Signed copies available April 2015

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

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More Information
ISBN 13 9781910164020
Publisher Mack
Signed Copy Yes
Date Published 2014
Edition 1st
Binding Hardcover
Binding Additional Embossed Hardcover
Available for Pre-order? No