Stuart Rome’s gorgeous black-and-white forest landscapes are brought together in this striking new oversized book, the artist’s first monograph. Informed by his earlier projects – in which he examined the relationship between people and their environment in such distant places as Latin America and Indonesia – the work presented in Forest shows no trace of humankind, instead offering a view of the natural world itself as a communicating entity. The choice of black-and-white materials simplifies chaotic imagery; thus a new visual order appears, one that better suggests metaphor. Rome’s work is included in numerous public collections, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Beautifully printed in duotone on matt paper, and bound in rich Japanese cloth, Forest is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies.