Jeffrey Ladd, author of 5B4, got in touch to inform me of a new publishing company he has started called Errata Editions. Working with publisher Valerie Sonnenthal and editorial director Ed Grazda, Jeffrey is giving creative direction to the project. Errata’s first releases, four books from a series called Books on Books, help get “the content of rare and out of print photobooks into the hands of new generations of photographers,” as Jeffrey wrote to me in the e-mail. Those titles are “currently ‘on press’ in China,” according to his blog post, which offers further explanation of the project:
The Books on Books series is an on-going publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible once again to photobook enthusiasts. Each in this series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or prohibitively expensive for most of us to experience. These are not facsimiles but complete studies of those original masterpieces. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series will span the breadth of practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study into the creation and meanings of these great works of art.
The current titles include:
This looks to be a very promising project. I’m curious to hear what readers think of the idea. But, in any event, I’m looking forward to seeing what else Jeffrey and the team do with Errata.
Find out more and view sample pages from the current titles on the website.