Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110097
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First edition, first printing. Signed in silver ink on the slipcase by Davidson. Three volumes, each with the following format: Hardcover. Fine cloth, with tipped-in tritone plate on cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. All three volumes are contained in a custom paper-covered slipcase with title stamped in silver. Photographs and text by Bruce Davidson. Edited by Bruce Davidson, with the assistance of Amina Lakhaney. Designed by Bernard Fischer and Gerhard Steidl. Volume I: 1954-1961, 300 pp., with 264 tritone plates; Volume II: 1961-1966, 272 pp., with 228 tritone plates; Volume III, 1966-2009, 372 pp., with 342 tritone plates. Scans by Steidl's digital darkroom; production and printing by Steidl, Göttingen. Each volume 11-5/8 x 12 inches.
From the publisher: "Over the course of his long career Bruce Davidson has travelled the world making reportage stories both on assignment as a member of the Magnum agency and on subjects of personal interest. A few years ago he returned to his archive of negatives housed in a room in his Manhattan apartment and began a ritual of revisiting each and every one of the stories he had made, from his work as a student in 1954 to his urban landscapes in Los Angeles in 2009. Printing in his darkroom alongside the archive, he began to elaborate a very personal selection, discovering forgotten images and throwing new light onto some of his most famous series. Outside Inside is the result of this work, a sumptuous three volume box set with fifty-three chapters over 800 pages. Each chapter is introduced by a short text written by Davidson himself. The result is a celebration of the development of a master of the medium and an autobiography, a photographer's life seen through his work."