Daniel Shea - Blisner, IL Special Edition
- Originally published by Fourteen Nineteen, with the trade edition of the book now sold out.
- Limited special edition of 50 copies
- 5×7" print (#/5 edition each, 10 options)
- Each 5×7" print contains an exclusive image not contained within the book.
- Signed copy of Blisner, IL
- a postcard that serves as a bookmark
- 192 pages, 97 color plates, 18 x 25 cm
- 192 Pages, Hardcover
- First Edition, September 2014
- ISBN 978-0-9573810-3-2
- with an essay by Walter Benn Michaels
Blisner, IL examines the effects of deindustrialization in a Rust Belt town. The book serves as a sequel to Blisner, Ill., the change in postal abbreviations significant in their respective points in the chronology of the town, and frames its predecessor as a historical document from which to draw information at the present day site.
The book focuses on mid-sized cities in Southern Illinois and how they attempt to maintain the veneer of their once industrially-prosperous moment. Blisner, IL is organized in chapters that loosely follow the regional picture book formula of understanding place through its history, industry and culture, the terms often functioning synonymously.