Mawooshen: Life & Landscape of the Maritime Archaic

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Mawooshen: Life & Landscape of the Maritime Archaic

125.00

We’re proud to present Mawooshen, a new photobook by artist Jon Levitt, who has been an instrumental contributor to most editions of CQ—especially Issue 5: Penobscot, which is based in his home state of Maine. Mawooshen is Jon's first comprehensive book and is limited to only 300 copies and features photography from more than a decade of his life on the coast.

  • By Jonathan Levitt
  • 220 pages | 8.375” x 10.75”
  • Hardcover Linen
  • 124 plates | 300 edition
  • Includes four color lithograph signed on verso

Among the islands and coastal mountains of Penobscot Bay in Maine, Jonathan Levitt uncovers a mythological ecology of place— a map of the uncanny.

Informed by Paleolithic animism, western natural history, and shadow archaeology, Levitt reveals the alter-world of Mawooshen through 98 photographs of geography, plant and animal life, people, and built objects. The images are unstaged, analog, and accompanied by fragments of description.

The photographs are arranged according to the seasons in which they were taken and span three cycles. The effect is cumulative and modal like a chant. By telling the story of Mawooshen cyclically and ending with the ellipsis of a third spring, Levitt’s cosmology pushes against the linear, eschatological myth of western culture.

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