First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a bump to two tips in a Fine dust jacket with crimping at the bump. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs and text by Joel Meyerowitz. 350 pages with 7 gatefolds; 400 color plates; 11.25 x 15.5 inches. After September 11th, 2001, the Ground Zero site in NYC was classified as a crime scene and only those directly involved in the recovery efforts were allowed inside. With the help of the Museum of the City of NY and sympathetic city officials, Meyerowitz managed to obtain unlimited access--the only photographer granted unimpeded right of entry into Ground Zero. For 9 months, day and night, Meyerowitz photographed "the pile," as the World Trade Center came to be known, and the over 800 people a day that were working in it. Influenced by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange's work for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression, he knew that if he didn't make a photographic record of the unprecedented recovery efforts, "there would be no history." LAID IN is an article about Meyerowitz and the project. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.