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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tom Clark: In the Shadow of the Capitol at Pataphysics Books


Photographs by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, September 1935 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)
Edited and with text by Tom Clark

ISBN: 978-0-9873387-0-9

“That ominous roominghouse-stairway interior, when I found it, became the signal that keyed this image search (for America, was it?).  Having discovered that shot, and reflecting then upon the dark inner-sanctum descent it suggested, I went through the original Mydans 'Lots' (the image groups — over a thousand images have survived in these scattered sets of 'Lots', preserved in the archive in random fashion, so that the ordering as we now have it represents my own editing selection and sequencing plan); one thing led to another, and…”  -- Tom Clark, IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL

Published by Pataphysics Books, Melbourne, 2012
Hard Cover
33 Black and white photographs printed in tritone on uncoated paper
245 x 210mm
Photographs by Carl Mydans
Edited and with text by Tom Clark
Designed by Yanni Florence

$27 (+gst within Australia)

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Nin Andrews said...

Wow, this looks great.

TC said...

Thanks, Nin.

Of course, all credit belongs to the great Carl Mydans.

Hazen said...

What better curator of "the great Carl Mydans" than Tom Clark. Nice one, don Tomas.

TC said...

Muchas gracias, mi amigo.

Anonymous said...

I'm very much looking forward to holding this in my hands. Looks splendid.

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Being the photographer, of course all credit must go to Mydans but half of that surely should go to the archaeologist/archiver and moving spirit behind the book. Looks like a great one--congrats, Tom.

Anonymous said...




Terrific -- what great news!


Wooden Boy said...

A great pairing. And the design doesn't look half bad, either.

Robb said...