New York: New York Graphic Society, 1986. Oblong quarto. (10 5/8 x 12). First edition, iv, 180pp. Signed by the author on flyleaf. 119 black and white duo-tone prints and 11 black and white, printed on mohawk superfine acid-free paper.
Cream publisher's cloth, silver lettering on spine, and embossed design on cover. Fine copy.
Shows standing stones, cairns, dolmens, and prehistoric tombs in Great Britain, and briefly describes the history of each site.
Paul Caponigro's exquisite photographs of the megalithic stone monuments of the British Isles and Brittany, including Stonehenge, are reproduced here in a limited edition book. Those not familiar with these images will discover the irresistible drawing power of the ancient stones. Included is an essay by Caponigro explaining his nearly twenty year involvement with this project. Caponigro studied with Minor White and has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and three grants. His best known photographs are Running White Deer and Galaxy Apple. His subject matter includes landscape and still life, taking an interest in natural forms. He is best known for his landscape works and for the mystical and spiritual qualities of his work. He is often regarded as one of America's foremost landscape photographers.