Portland,Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2009. Edward Bateman. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Thin duodecimo [19 cm] Burgundy paper over boards. There is a minor indentation along the bottom edge of the front board. A book of twelve reproductions and one original pigment print by digital wizard, Edward Bateman. Nazaraeli Press One Picture Book #58. The 13th plate, is laid in at the rear of the book and is signed by the artist. From the introduction..."Automatons became the next wonder of the age, and the camera turned its ever hungry gaze on them as well. This was an unprecedented development. Mankind has always looked at objects. For the first time in human history, objects were looking back. Robots (although the name would not be coined for 80 years) made excellent photographic subjects because of their ability to remain motionless for extended periods of time. And indeed, they were widely documented, although few examples remain today. Automatons became more than just sources of labor-they became companions and, following legislation passed during the upheaval of the Civil War, autonomous citizens." Very good +. Item #55103
No. 302 in an edition limited to 500 copies.