Considered groundbreaking when first published in 1985, John Gossage’s The Pond remains one of the most important photobooks of the medium. Consisting of photographs taken around and away from a pond situated in an unkempt wooded area at the edge of a city, the images in The Pond do not aspire to the beauty of classical landscape, instead revealing a subtle vision of reality on the border between humankind and nature.
Aperture is pleased to offer The Pond in a limited-edition box set comprised of a special edition of the book featuring a tipped-on gelatin-silver print made by the artist and a stand-alone gelatin-silver print also made by Gossage. This special edition is limited to twenty-five signed and numbered copies.
Limited-Edition Book with one Gelatin-silver print presented in a clothbound clamshell box
Print Name: Untitled, 1983 from The Pond
Print Paper Size: 11 3/4 x 11 inches
Print Image Size: 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches
Book Title: The Pond
Book Size: 11 3/4 x 11 inches
Book Format: Hardcover
Editions Size: Signed and numbered by the artist
John Gossage (born in New York, 1946) is well known for his artist’s books and photographic publications, and has produced seventeen books and boxes on specific bodies of work. His work has been exhibited worldwide. His photographs are held in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gossage lives in Washington, D.C.