New York: Monacelli Press, 1996. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's light yellow cloth, spine stamped in blue, upper board blindstamped, blue endpapers, original pictorially illustrated dust jacket.
"Florida is more: a world of American leisure fantasy, of recent urban and suburban development, and of retirement - a place to rest and to die." Collection of photos of all things Floridian by renowned photographer and recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship, Alex Webb. This body of work made in the Sunshine State grew from his earlier fascination with Caribbean and Latin American immigrant communities. He soon began to understand Florida as a juxtaposition between a life of leisure that you see in picture-perfect postcards, and the labor economy that supports it. Webb’s ability to capture intimate details of diverse communities has earned him exhibitions at the Whitney in New York, the High Museum of Arts in Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others. Includes a short essay by Webb on his inspiration behind the collection. Illustrated with dozens of vibrant color plates. Light rubbing to spine-ends of unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #3619