Publisher: Frankfurt am Main: Zweitausendeins, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 108015
First German edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and stamped in gold on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in German) by Nan Goldin. Edited by Nan Goldin, Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn and Suzanne Fletcher. Designed by Keith Davis. 144 pp., with 125 four-color plates. 9-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. [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), in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
Near Fine (gift inscription [in German] in blue ink on title page, some light wear to the extremities; all plates are Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (very small chip at crown of spine, light wear to the extremities, moderate surface wear).
From the publisher: "Goldin charts the loss of innocence through bar rooms and parties on the social periphery of New York's East Village and through the harrowing worlds of drugs and prostitution. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers."