First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with a tap to one tip in a Fine dust jacket with a light two-inch indent to the back. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Michael Wolf; essays by Natasha Egan and Geoff Manaugh. 112 pages; 60 full-page color plates; 10.75 x 13.5 inches. Biographies, plate list. The German photographer documents downtown Chicago, focusing on spots of human activity amid the walls of architecture; the catalogue for an exhibition. LAID IN is the illustrated gallery exhibition announcement card and press release.
FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. 2008 Stated First Edition and with full printing number line. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Pages fresh and fine, firmly bound in equally fine hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards (design matching the dust jacket). Jacket is bright, clean and compete - no tears, chips or creases, light rubbing to surface of rear panel. Michael Wolf's photos work on many levels: as colorful abstracts, as unique urban perspectives, and as scenes and fragments of urban life that appeal to our voyeuristic tendencies, (though nothing untoward is depicted). The photographs were taken in Chicago, through the auspices of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago in collaboration with the U.S. Equities Realty artist-in-residence program. Introduction by Natasha Egan. Closing essay by Geoff Manaugh. 10-3/4 x 13-1/2"; 112 pages