Publisher: New York: Aperture, Inc., 1975
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111627
First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title printed in gray on cover and stamped in silver on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Josef Koudelka. Forewords by John Szarkowski and Anna Fárová. Essay by Willy Guy. Unpaginated, with 60 black-and-white plates. 10-7/8 x 12-1/8 inches. [Cited 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 I. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2004).] Scarce.
Near Fine (moderate shelfwear, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (2-mm closed tear at crown of spine, else Fine).
From the text by Anna Fárová: "[Koudelka] developed a great feeling for the Gypsies; drawn to them, he sought to learn the origin of those things which first attracted him. He worked constantly to get to know them better, in depth, in order to establish profound contacts. He devoted himself to his subject with burning intensity. Koudelka achieves restraint and clarity, and a respect for human beings. His work reflects a long evolution of his vision from the external to the inherent and ultimate nature of his subjects."