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Picture of Sleeping by the Mississippi

Sleeping by the Mississippi

Alec Soth

Binding: Printed linen hardback
ISBN: 9781910164891
Price: £40.00
Your price: £36.00


Publishing September 2017 – available to pre-order

Customers ordering in advance of publication will get a poster in addition to the book.  We are 90% sure that customers ordering in advance of publication will get a signed copy of the book but this is dependent on Alec Soth visiting the UK as planned in September.  We will ensure that all customers ordering in advance will at least get a first printing, even if the signing does not go ahead.

Publisher's Description

Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America’s iconic yet oft-neglected ‘third coast’. Soth’s richly descriptive, large-format color photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie. ‘In the book’s 46 ruthlessly edited pictures’, writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, ‘Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex.’

Like Robert Frank’s classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.

This book is one of the defining publications in the photo-book era.


Size: 280 x 275 mm

120 pages, 46 colour plates

Publication date: September 2017

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