- This event has passed.
Arcana Books Hosts a Book Signing Celebrating Todd Hido
December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, December 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts to celebrate master publisher Nazraeli Press‘ remastered edition of Todd Hido’s iconic and highly sought-after first monograph, House Hunting.
To celebrate the upcoming twentieth anniversary of this important book, Nazraeli has collaborated closely with the artist to achieve a new impression of the highest possible fidelity. Printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases, this new edition stays true to the original design and format while delivering even more accurate color rendition and nuances in tone and saturation. It will be a welcome addition to collections lacking access to the very scarce original printings; and to those fortunate enough to own a copy of the original edition, it further illuminates the images themselves that first catapulted the artist and his first monograph to fame.
“Todd Hido’s large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather than passing judgment on his anonymous subjects, Hido manages to turn the banal into something beautiful, imbuing his prints of interiors with soft pastels, and allowing the exteriors to glow in the cool evening air.”