Sydamerika is a reprint of Richard Long’s third book, South America. Unique because of its square shape, it shows drawings made by the artist: a small number of stylized motifs (sun circle, silhouette of a condor, spiral, etc) that were drawn during a hike across South American with natural materials found onsite (pebbles, gold dust, etc) under circumstances that a short legend describes. These sketches are printed twice, once in positive (black on white) and once in negative (white on black), on the front and back of the same page. A connection is thus established between the drawings and photographic prints, by alluding to positive and negative images.
The first book by Richard Long, and the first book published by Lisson Gallery. Black-and-white photographs of landscapes, sometimes with land art of arranged stones or markings by Long, are each accompanied by a short descriptive text. Together these chronicle a walk or journey made by Long. Some scuffing to the white covers and faint crease to the bottom corner, else near fine in printed wrappers.--Harpersbooks.com