Bluewater Shore – limited edition artist book

Bluewarter Shore artist book

 

Bluewater Shore (book with poly slip-cover) Copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale

Bluewater Shore is a semi-fictional visual narrative about a young woman’s holiday, an exciting unescorted trip to the shore with friends, which is set in the late 1940’s. It investigates a new sense of independence for women that occurred during and following World War II as well as American culture, family, and memory. The limited edition hand assembled artist book was developed from repurposed vernacular photographs from the artist’s family archive. The concept and book design was inspired by Kodak and Ansco promotional booklets that were available with dime/drug stores film processing in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s and found in the family archive.

Concept, development & design: Douglas Stockdale copyright 2017

Flip-book, stiff covers, prong binding, hand-inscribed cover, hand-inscribed poly slip cover, 32 pages, 16 black & white photographs, size: 7 ½” x 6” (190 mm x 155 mm)

Self-published artist book, limited edition of 99 + 5 A/P; price $47.00 USD (44 €, 37.5 £, 5,230 ¥,)

Printing: Fultone© digital lithography by Dual Graphics, (Brea, CA), hand-bound by the artist.

Additional photographs: www.douglasstockdale.com (Bluewater Shore – artist book)

Bluewater Shore can be purchased from Arcana: Books on the Arts (Culver City), Photo Book International or contact me directly (doug@douglasstockdale.com)

Official book launch: Photo Independent, Los Angeles, CA April 21- 23, 2017

Cheers!

Update: I am very honored that Bluewater Shore was selected by Elizabeth Avedon as one of her Best Photographic Books for 2017.

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