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Based on a true story - Large Format MAGAZINE. Signed by David Alan Harvey.

Based on a true story - Large Format MAGAZINE. Signed by David Alan Harvey.

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The magazine version of the award-winning and critically acclaimed (based on a true story) is it's own unique experience. Larger than the original, immersive and sensual, beckoning you to dive into the scene and become one of the character's in this semi-fictional narrative.

The original version of (based on a true story), which was expensive by nature as an art object or an artisan object if you will - is gone. I like art and art objects… At the same time I hate to be in any way elitist with my work. So we printed this magazine version in Italy on the same paper as the book. Yes, less expensive, yet not cheaper. - DAH


Large Format Magazine Version Published by Burn.Books April 2013
Edition of 2,500 copies for sale and 2,500 copies for free to the people in Rio de Janeiro
66 full bleed photographs 22″ x 15″
1 roadmap for original re-assembling
Fedrigoni Splendor Extra White 160 gr & 85 gr 
Photographs: David Alan Harvey
Layout and Design: Bryan Harvey
Producer: Eva-Maria Kunz
Coordinator: Diego Orlando
Production: Andrea Barbato, Michael Courvoisier, Candy Pilar Godoy

Awards & Reviews:

• BurnBooks won the 2012 Lucie Award for (based on a true story)

• Listed as one of the top 10 photo books of the year by Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards in 2012

• Nominated for the Kassel Photo Book Award 2013

• Won POYi’s Best Photography Book Award 2013

• Listed as one of the Best Books of 2012 by The New Yorker.

“(based on a true story) set a new standard for the photo book. Extraordinary photography and book design.” ~ Teju Cole for The New Yorker

“(based on a true story) seems to be a random machine gun attack of a book, but it’s not. It’s held together by carefully (and very cleverly) calculated clues. External elements such as the postcard of clues and the ‘map’ (it’s a visual map – I found it in the end) of the book point you in one direction…you get a raucous, dynamic and thoroughly enjoyable ride around the hillsides of Rio de Janeiro, in a book where the text, design and layout is incisive, innovative and fun.” ~ Colin Pantall for photo-eye

“(based on a true story) takes its place as one of the best of the more extravagantly designed photobooks at a time when extravagant design is making a comeback.” ~ Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in The Photobook: A History Vol. 3


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