Sleeping by the Mississippi - Third Edition (SIGNED) by Alec Soth

Sleeping by the Mississippi - Third Edition (SIGNED)

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Steidl, 2008. Third edition.
Clothbound hardcover with tipped-in print, 285 x 275 mm, 120 pp., color illustrated throughout. Photographs by Alec Soth.

Like Robert Frank’s classic book The AmericansSleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a 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. Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth is one of the defining publications in the photobook era. First published by Steidl in 2004, it was Soth’s first book, sold through three editions with the iconic German publisher, and established him as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice.

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