(Brighton / Göttingen): Photoworks / Steidl in association with The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, New York, (2007).
4to (260 × 208 mm), pp.288. Colour and black-and-white photographs. Edited by Gordon MacDonald and John S. Weber. Essays by John S. Weber, Stephen Bull, Jan-Erik Lundström, Joan Fontcuberta, Val Williams, and Frits Gierstberg. Design by Dean Pavitt. Grey endpapers. Black cloth-covered boards, spine and front lettered in silver. Colour pictorial dust-jacket, text in white. Signed by Schmid in black ink on half-title. Fine.
First edition, signed copy. 'Joachim Schmid’s artistic preoccupations reflect a close observation of photographic history and a fascination with photographic images themselves in all their alternately bizarre and conventionalized aspects. He has amassed a vast collection of vernacular images which form the raw material for many of the works included in this extensive monograph. As Joan Fontcuberta has written, Schmid’s work: "has its origins in the idea that excess, waste and rubbish are paradigmatic effects of late capitalism. His projects espouse a kind of photographic ecology, but they are also concerned with the values of the creative experience itself: accumulation, chance, authorship, quality and originality."