WOOD, Tom. All Zones Off Peak. (Stockport): Dewi Lewis Publishing, (1998). SIGNED

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WOOD, Tom.
All Zones Off Peak.
(Stockport): Dewi Lewis Publishing, (1998).

Oblong 4to (242 x 290 mm), pp.[96]. 30 black-and-white and 37 colour photographs, 2 reproductions of Wood's bus passes, afterword by Mark Holborn. Light green endpapers. Blue cloth-covered boards, spine stamped in gilt, upper side in blind. Photo-illustrated dust-jacket. Signed by Wood. Fine.

First edition, signed. Tom Wood took these photographs whilst traveling on the Liverpool bus network between 1979 and 1994. Chris Killip provides a quote on the rear of the jackeet, writing: 'The city is constantly referred to while never claiming to have been shown; its inhabitants are photographically described and revealed. It coalesces then fragments, nothing is eventually simple or transparent, but our sense of these inhabitants, and our picture of this city have been informed in a most complex and compelling way'.

Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History vol.II p.308; Auer, M., 802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection p.747.


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