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Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects (First Hardcover Edition)

Publisher: New York: Times Books, in association with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 081291659X
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 105270



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine light beige linen cloth with title stamped in silver on spine and blind-stamped on front cover, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Joel Sternfeld. Introduction by Andy Grundberg. Afterword by Anne W. Tucker. Designed by Elissa Ichiyasu. 128 pp., with 55 four-color plates finely printed on Jupiter 143 gsm dull-coated paper in Italy by Amilcare Pizzi, S.p.A., Milan. 10-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), 260-261; cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göttingen, Germany: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, 2004), 338; cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006), 34-35.]


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (slight shelf wear, else Fine with no other flaws).


From Vince Aletti: "...American Prospects brought a new respect for color photography and a deeper understanding of American complexity."