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William Gedney
Iris Garden

Photographs by William Gedney

Text by John Cage

Design by Hans Seeger

Little Brown Mushroom, 2013

Edition of 1,000 copies (out of print)

softcover with wraps and slipcase

63 pp. plus insert, illustrated throughout

170 x 240 mm

Item #0213

0.750 0213 Sold Out

Shortlisted for the ParisPhoto Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2013 | Selected as one of the Best Photoooks  of 2013 by The Washington Post, The Guardian, TIME, GUP Magazine

My intention in putting the stories together in an unplanned way was to suggest that all things – stories, incidental sounds from the environment, and by extension, beings – are related, and that this complexity is more evident when it is not oversimplified by an idea of relationship in one person’s mind.” – John Cage

Like a mushroom hunting trip full of unexpected pleasures, Iris Garden combines 22 of John Cage’s stories with 44 of William Gedney’s photographs (including several of the composer himself) with an ingenious design mirroring Cage’s concept of chance.

Read more:

Paris Review (interview with Jason Fulford and Leanne Shapton)GUP Magazine (interview with Alec Soth)