Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo gift idea du jour: Errata Editions books

Today's photography-related gift selection:

Errata editions Books on Books series.

The books on books series gives you access to out of print publications that would cost a fortune to buy. Here's a blurb about the project from their website:

Errata Editions’ Books on Books series is an on-going publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints or facsimiles but complete studies of those originals. Each in this series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or prohibitively expensive for most to experience. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study into the creation and meanings of these great works of art.

(you can read more about the project on their site)

What a great way to increase your knowledge of photography and get inspiration from the greats.

I only own the Atget...

and the Klein...

but I wish I had every single one of them. Paradoxically, the "books on books" may become collector's items in their own right (i.e. unaffordable). The Walker Evans book, for example, is out of print already and you'll have to pay about triple the original price to get one from a seller on Amazon.

Price is around $30 while they're still in print.
I suggest buying them from photo-eye bookstore or from Amazon.