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Goldbeck (Fondazione Galleria Gottardo)

Publisher: Barcelona and Lugano, Switzerland: Actar and Fondazione Galleria Gottardo, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 8495273047
Condition: New / New
Item #: 100983

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First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, with debossed title, with dust jacket. Photographs by Eugene O. Goldbeck. Edited by Jordi Bernadó and Kitti Bolognesi. Texts (in Catalan, English and Spanish) by Kitti Bolognesi, Roy Flukinger, Carlos Pinto Grote, Luca Patocchi and Ramiro Cuende Tascón. Also includes a summary of Goldbeck's technique, biography and illustrated checklist. 136 pp. with 36 1-page, 2-page and 3-page black and white plates (including twelve 2-page gatefolds) and 32 black and white reference illustrations. 7-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches.

Published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition Goldbeck at the Fondazione Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


Panoramic photographs by Goldbeck of large crowds gathered together for popular events such as beauty contests, historical baseball matches and the incredible panoramic photographs taken on U.S. Army field basis from the 1920s to the 1940s.

From the essay by Roy Flukinger: "There are few photographers of any discipline or historical era whose photographs continually elicit the strong personal responses that come from viewers of the work of Eugene Omar Goldbeck... Goldbeck did not invent panoramic photography. Rather he became one of the most productive heirs to a format that goes back to the early days of photography... In 1947, he completed his largest 'living insignia' -- involving 21,765 men, a 200-foot tower, and nearly two months of planning -- for the Indoctrination Division of the Air Training Command at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio."