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Megalith-Still – Mimi Plumb’s breathtaking new monograph, Megalith-Still, is a meditation on the sublime in the wild American landscape.

Every summer from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the celebrated photographer would leave her home in San Francisco to travel to Kings Canyon, a wilderness where she was in the company of horses. Plumb would come to produce Megalith-Still, a series of portraits of the herd, imbued with deep tenderness and powerful physical weight.

“The horses lie asleep, their legs restless, their mouths wrapped around blades of grass. Flies are drawn to their wet, flickering eyes. I stand as close as I can afford, examining their faces, tails, hooves and bellies, entranced by the sensuality of horse and place.
I’m in a meadow at the top of the Sierra Nevada. The canals of the San Joaquin River thread their way through the thick, lush grass. I take off my shoes and socks, roll up my pants and wade through the shallow water to where the horses are eating. They trace a path, mysterious to me, around the meadow, eating, drinking and sleeping.
In the late afternoon, the horses suddenly leave the meadow in single file. I set off after them through a swamp of thick mud, dead trees and branches that scratch my arms. They trot and gallop, moving faster than they have all day. I can’t catch up. When I reach the edge of the main bank, I see the last of the horses step carefully into the deep, swift water, and float slowly to the other side.”
Mimi Plumb

Three-quarters bound in uniquely tactile fibrous wool paper (produced from fashion industry surplus) and expertly printed in triton, Mimi Plumb’s Megalith-Still is a truly timeless publication.

  • design : AS & EH Industries
  • date of publication : May 2023
  • language : EN
  • pages : 136 p.
  • format : 25.5 x 22.5 x 2
  • tirage : First edition
  • binding : Hardcover, backcover embossed
  • ISBN : 9781913288563
  • publishers : Stanley / Barker
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