Publisher: New York: Fotofolio, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 102493
First edition (English), first printing. Boldly signed in black marker on the half-title page by Witkin. Hardcover. Gray paper-covered boards with title printed in black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Joel-Peter Witkin, in collaboration with Eugenia Parry. Introduction by Pierre Borhan (in English). Additional photographs by August Sander, Weegee, Diane Arbus, Roger Fenton, Lewis Carroll, Man Ray, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Fred Holland Day, Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Charles Nègre, Mike Disfarmer, Nadar, Mayer & Pierson and others. Designed by March-adour. 120 pp., with 54 duotone and four-color plates (26 by Witkin), with additional illustrations finely printed in Italy by Musumeci, Val d'Aoste, from separations by Sele Offset Torino. 11-5/8 x 11-5/8 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2000 exhibition Joel Peter-Witkin, disciple et maître, curated by Pierre Bonhomme, at l'Hôtel de Sully, Paris.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (light bumps to the lower corners, else As New).
This book views Witkin's work in terms of the history of photography, comparing selected images against those of other acclaimed photographers. From the publisher: "Disciple & Master unites Witkin's photographs with the images that inspired them.... Text by the photographer illuminates the complex relationship between each pair of images."