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Frederick Sommer: The Box, Limited Edition (First Edition)

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona and München: Nazraeli Press, 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Boxed Set
ISBN: 3923922205
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100149



First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies. 64 total loose cards, with 50 duotone and four-color plates, in a custom-designed clear Lucite box. Photographs by Frederick Sommer. 4-3/8 x 4-3/8 x 1-1/2 inches.


New in publisher's packaging.


From the publisher: "Frederick Sommer first became renowned for his austere desert landscapes and portraits -- a flattened jackrabbit from 1939, a portrait of Max Ernst merged with the side of a weathered building. He later turned his fascination with what he termed 'elegance of form' in surprising directions: a series of dramatically lit paper cutouts from the late 1970s, and his photo-collages from the 1990s, meticulous works incorporating anatomical drawings. The Box is a randomly-ordered series of 64 cards which readers can re-compose into a unique sequence/book of their own."