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Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Contemporaries (First Softcover Edition)

Publisher: New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0810961512
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110140



True first edition, first printing. Soft cover (the true first edition was published only in wraps, with subsequent MoMA editions printed in hardcover). Photographically illustrated laminated stiff wrappers. Photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Essay by Peter Galassi. Includes an exhibition history and bibliography. 80 pp., with 55 four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches. This true first edition is very scarce.


Near Fine (sunning to spine and moderate shelf wear, else Fine).


From the publisher: "Philip-Lorca diCorcia's inventively staged and exquisitely crafted color photographs occupy a special place in contemporary art. Operating in the gap between postmodern fiction and documentary fact, between slick convention and fresh perception, they deliver a powerful emotional charge. The 55 color plates in this book, dating from 1978 to 1994, trace the evolution of a compelling and influential body of work. Beginning with enigmatic domestic scenarios whose protagonists are the photographer's family and friends, diCorcia moved on to an ambitious series in which Hollywood drifters and hustlers are pictured as emblematic figures of contemporary America. He proceeded to deploy his probing curiosity amid the energy and turmoil of big-city streets, reinvigorating a rich photographic tradition that had been dormant for nearly a generation."