Only eight books remain to be shipped; The first batch (around 180) were shipped out on 11/14. The second batch (around 197) were shipped out on 11/20. The last ones will be shipped this week. Media Mail was used so the shipments might not get to you quickly. If you haven't received yours within about 21 days from now, let me know by email and I'll pass your inquiry along to the Nelson-Atkins Museum Bookstore. (Or you can contact the Bookstore directly.) They do have copies left to replace lost packages.
The book's author, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Senior Photography Curator Keith Davis, sent me the following message to pass along to you:
"Please let your readers know how much I appreciate their interest in these publications. It is gratifying to get them into so many good hands and I do hope that they will be enjoyed. For anyone in the greater Midwest region, I am pleased to say that our big Dave Heath exhibition has recently opened here at the Nelson-Atkins Museum—and that it is a genuinely powerful and moving experience. I hope that some portion of your 'regulars' can find the time to see it on the walls here before it closes on March 19. Many sincere thanks."
I'm tapped out for travel funds, but I have to find a way to get to that. I've loved that book. Stay tuned on that score.
(Thanks to Keith, Brian, Abbey and everyone else at the Nelson-Atkins who helped, and to everyone who bought a copy!)
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Featured Comments from:
Ernest Zarate: "Got the book a couple weeks ago. As with the dry plates to digital volume (which I also ordered through TOP), just looking at the marvelous selection of photographs was hours of enjoyment and edification.
"But I had the time to read the text in this one, as I had some time off and to myself (a rarity!). Hats off to Keith Davis! The text, as you claimed Mike, is accessible. But oh so much more—it is, for want of a better phrase, a real page turner. There have been many photo history books I've read in my time, but Keith's prose is enchanting. But, it is not superficial—I would read a portion and then put the book down to mull over his insightful posits and ideas. Then I was compelled to pick it up and read more. I can't think of higher praise for a writer.
"I'm so glad I did not read the contemporary volume first! Now, when I finish the origins book, I will delve into the contemporary volume with great anticipation.
"Thank you to Mike/TOP, to the museum, and especially to Keith. Great job, all! These are top-shelf books that I will return to over and over."
Nick Van Vanten: "We were in KC for the holiday and saw the Dave Heath exhibition. Very, very impressive and a remarkable viewing experience. You should definitely see this show. I don't believe I have ever been quite so moved by photographer's effort to portray emotion."