£1750.00 IN STOCK
"Created over four years (2006-2010), Alec Soth's Broken Manual represents asignificant departure from his previous publications. In 'Broken Manual,' Soth investigates the places in which people retreat to escape civilization. Soth photographs monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways, butthis isn't a conventional documentary book on life 'off the grid.' Instead,working with the writer Lester B. Morrison, the authors have created an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives. "It is common for artists to follow up the publication of their books with 'Special Editions,' but in the case of Broken Manual, this edition was being presented first. Made in an edition of 300, Soth calls this the 'Ideal Edition' of Broken Manual. Each copy of the book is housed inside of another, one-of-a-kind book. These signed and numbered 'shell' books are unique and cut by hand. Inside the shell, there is also a small booklet entitled 'Liberation Billfold Manifest' and an 8×10" print signed and numbered by Alec Soth and Lester B. Morrison"
This copy (Readers Digest One World Atlas) was displayed like all 300 copies as a part of Soth's first major survey exhibition at Walker Art Center (September 12 2010 - January 2, 2011).
Book inside as published with any ageing intended. The custom-cut shell book has built-in imperfections and ageing as intended by the artist.
Rare book in near fine condition.