Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Signed by Del Valle and Gómez on title page and on verso of color print "Labná, Yucátan, México" 1994. 25/25, laid in. Oblong Quarto. 4 leaves, 96 plates, 1 leaf. Original blue cloth with photograph laid to cover, orange lettering on spine, in publisher's orange printed mylar, housed in blue cloth clamshell box with blue lettering on orange plate of top cover. Orange endpapers and clamshell box inlays. Color frontispiece. Special edition of 25 copies.
"...these are not tragic pictures. They do not condemn consumer culture or show the limitations or emptiness of globalization. They show rather, the vigorous, touching and continuing permutations of an ideal, that of home. The form is the most basic, and dignified; usually these houses are symmetrical, focused on a central doorway leading out of the stunning light into the comfort of darkness and cool. If they idealize anything it is modesty, practicality, and community." (Sandra S. Phillips). Print and protective sheet with light creasing at edge of margin. Near fine to fine condition. Item #49582