$395.00 – $695.00
For the collector, you have a choice of the RESERVE EDITION ($395) or the RESERVE LX EDITION ($695), which includes a beautiful 3-Print Companion Collection ($600 value).
RESERVE EDITION (COLLECTORS EDITION $395)
Limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies, the Reserve “Collectors” Edition book features a unique, teal cover, silk page marker, and a handcrafted clamshell center-opening jewel box that boldly features the Cuban flag. This hardcover book measures 12″ (31cm) x 13″ (33cm) x 1.7″ (4.4cm) and contains over 300 photographs and stories. Designed by Michael, printed and handcrafted in Italy, this elegantly styled 348-page museum-quality photo book and box combination makes a stunning and impressive presentation on any coffee table or in any bookcase.
RESERVE LX EDITION (INCLUDES 3 GICLEE PRINTS $695)
Choose the Reserve LX Edition, and in addition to the Reserve Edition, you’ll receive as part of your box set a 3-Print Companion Collection (a $600 value). It begins with you selecting three of your favorite photographs from a 50 image catalog.* Each 12″ (31cm) x 12.5″ (32cm) archival giclee print is then signed and numbered to match your book’s number, making your book truly one-of-a-kind. Along with the print collection, you’ll receive a Vanishing Cuba “Certificate of Authenticity.” Also included is a special “Thank You” note from photographer and author Michael Chinnici.
UNIQUE PRINTING TECHNIQUE
The book’s color images are printed using a proprietary 7-color Spectra System to provide the most vibrant colors. The book’s black & white images are printed using a 2-black and 1-grey TriTone System, delivering superior b&w images with breathtaking results. Ultra-fine, dot-less, stochastic printing rounds out this magnificent work of art. Printing in 10-colors is a rarity among photography coffee table books. Thanks to the support of Heidelberg Press and Epple Inks in Germany, and Longo Press in Italy, we were able to create a truly stunning book. Many have said that we “set the bar.”
CURATED IMAGES AND STORYTELLING
Michael has curated his 24 trips to Cuba into a wonderful storytelling photo collection. Each beautifully crafted book is produced with stories in both English and Spanish, with Cuban friends helping guide the narrative with beautiful essays. Michael’s style of photography captures the “Soul of Cuba” in the most authentic, endearing, beautiful, and honest light. His images are so lively; they jump off the page. His stories are so compelling; that you are transported to Cuba with the turn of every page.
EXCELLENT REFERENCE BOOK
True, the book is a beautiful photographic storytelling journey through the lost-in-time island nation of Cuba. But it’s also filled with many historical references which are woven into the writings. For this reason, many prestigious University libraries and public libraries across the globe have purchased the book for their permanent collections.
*After you place your order, you will be asked to select three of your favorite photographs from a 50 image catalog. Each image will be printed and added to your own unique 3-Print Companion Collection.
This book ships within 5 business days. The Reserve LX ships in 10-15 business days due to the customized nature of this item.
- Reserve Edition "Collectors" Book Features A Unique Limited Edition Cover
- Custom Designed & Handcrafted Center Opening 'Cuban Flag' Jewel Box
- Signed & Numbered
- Limited to only 300 copies
- 348 Pages
- 300 Photographs & Stories
- 3 Print Companion Collection - Archival Giclee Prints (a $600 value) (Reserve LX Edition)
- Special Note from Michael (Reserve LX Edition)
- English and Spanish
- The Finest Italian Museum Quality Paper
- Silk Page Holder Ribbon
- Book Size: 12" (31cm) x 13" (33cm) x 1.7" (4.4cm)
- Box Size: 13" (33cm) x 14" (35.5cm) x 2” (5cm)
- Weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
- ISBN: 978-1-7377678-2-4
- Library of Congress: 2021916545
- SKU: VCRE2021MJC-003
- All Credit Cards Accepted. Worldwide Shipping
- Price: Reserve Edition $395 USD
- Price: Reserve LX Edition $695 USD
|Dimensions||13 × 14 × 2 in|
|Limited Collectors Edition||
The Reserve Edition is limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies.
|Clamshell Jewel Box||
The Reserve Edition is enclosed in a handcrafted clamshell jewel box, wrapped in the Cuban flag.
|Choose your Reserve Edition||
Reserve Edition, Reserve LX Edition (includes 3 prints)
|Signed & Numbered||
The Reserve Edition is signed and numbered.
Each book is handcrafted in Italy using only the finest materials.
|Unique Reserve Edition Cover||
The Reserve Edition features its own handcrafter cloth-bound cover.
Printed using a special 7-color Spectra7 process (CYMK plus 3 PMS colors), and a 3-black TriTon (2 blacks and 1 PMS grey).
|English & Spanish||
Each book's text is in both English and Spanish.
|A Special Note from Michael||
Each signed and numbered copy includes a special note for the author and artist.