Announcing Errata Editions

Jeffrey Ladd, the mastermind of 5B4, an excellent blog on photography books, has announced that he’s teamed up with two other publishing and editorial professionals to form Errata Editions. As Jeffrey explains in this blog post, Errata will publish a series of fascimiles of classic photo books that are now out of print.

The first two-thirds of each book in this series will show, page for page, every spread that appeared in the original book. We have done so by re-photographing the original book in its entirety so the viewer can see not only all of the photographs, but the page layout, typography and all aspects that make up the original including all of the written texts. In addition to those illustrations, we have commissioned some of the finest writers on photography to contribute a 3000-4000 word essay about each book discussing not only the photography but the book object itself and its relevance in the history of the medium. Other chapters in the Books on Books series include a short essay on the original book’s production along with biographic and bibliographic information of each artist. 

The first four titles in this Books on Books series are Eugene Atget’s Photograph de Paris, Walker Evans’s American Photographs, Sophie Ristelhueber’s Fait, and Chris Killip’s In Flagrante.

These four titles are due to be published in Spring 2009, in hardcover at a projected list price of $39.95 apiece. A special limited edition set will also be available.

These special editions feature a beautiful reproduction tipped into the saifu cloth cover of each book. Besides owning a more elegant version of each in the series, the advantage to purchasing a limited edition set is the assurance that you will receive these special editions of the Books on Books series as soon as they are off the press and months before the regular edition is distributed.

You can email Errata Editions for information on subscribing to the special editions.

This is an exciting concept, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of it. I’ve already reserved my copies.


~ by David Cupp on September 18, 2008.

2 Responses to “Announcing Errata Editions”

  1. […] Publishing Diary Filed under: General — David Cupp @ 3:39 pm A couple of weeks ago, I referenced the announcement of Errata Editions, a publishing partnership that will produce studies of classic […]

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