Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bookshelf: A Road Trip Journal


Phaidon Press has just released a limited facsimile edition of the journal made by pioneering photographer Stephen Shore (best-known for his photographs of vernacular America taken in the early 1970s) during his influential road trip across America in 1973. A Road Trip Journal not only features all the photos from the trip, but also his travel journal and the ephemera collected along the way, such as receipts, postcards, and parking tickets. Only 3,300 copies have been printed, as well as 100 artist's proofs, and each copy is signed and numbered by the photographer. More info on the book (and on pre-ordering) here.

Just had a thought. Looking at A Road Trip Journal makes me realize that, with self publishing sites like Blurb (see the Buffet post above), you could make your own great travel book (or, any other kind of book, for that matter). Hmmm ... I think there may be some books in my future ...

2 comments :

Jane Flanagan said...

I'd love to see a book of your illustrations!

Lori Langille said...

Thanks so much, Jane! I have a few ideas percolating away ... rest assured that when I do get around to a book I'll announce it here ...

:-)

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