One Week One Book

We are very excited to announce the release of the “One Week One Book” series! Check out the link and information below— perfect for art book lovers everywhere! (Are you thinking X-mas? I’m thinking X-mas)


“One Week One Book” series by Stephen Schaub

DETAILS: 12 Books. Each: 8″x9″ | perfect-bound | 2020



Kasini House is pleased to announce a series of photographic art books by Stephen Schaub entitled “One Week One Book”. Each book contains dozens of photographs that explore a single theme, and begins with a short introduction written by Schaub’s wife and creative partner, noted author Eve O. Schaub, as well as a quotation selected from the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, Victor Hugo and Wallis Simpson, each speaking to the topic at hand.

Anthropologic, quirky and sometimes voyeuristic, the books look at wide-ranging subjects, from portraits of the backs of people’s heads, to still-lives depicting the contents of their refrigerators. While one book documents the last remaining phone booths in New York City, another compares the “Aisle Three” of every store from Wal-Mart to the local country store.

The title of the series, “One Week One Book”, is both a statement of artist intention and call to action for the reader. Schaub challenged himself to make a photographic essay on a single subject, and turn it into a book, every week for twelve weeks. 

“We live in a world where photographs are copious and ubiquitous, so commonplace that they often go unseen or are misunderstood,” said publisher Ric Kasini Kadour. “The photographic essays in Schaub’s ‘One Week One Book’ invite us to contemplate the nature of images in our world, to take George P. Elliott’s advice about looking at Dorothea Lange’s photographs and ‘extricate yourself from the madding mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering us all our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image.’ (1) My hope in publishing this series is that people will see it as an opportunity to fall in love with the poetry of photography.” 

Stephen Schaub is an artist and a Marine Corps Veteran. After receiving his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he founded and published two collections of his work (A Sense of Place, 1999, and Through A Glass Darkly, 2004). He is well-respected in the industry as a leader in the field of hybrid photographic film technologies and innovative printing techniques. His work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe as well as throughout the United States. 

The twelve titles in the “One Week One Book” series are available individually, or as a complete set. The complete set comes with a bonus ‘zine, What Good Is a Photograph?, which contains an essay by Ric Kasini Kadour and a curated selection of documentary photographs. 

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