Publisher: West Hollywood, California: St. Ann's Press, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111815
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Levinthal. Hardcover. Fine red cloth, with tipped-in four-color plate on cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by David Levinthal. Essay by Eugenia Parry. 140 pp., with more than 100 four-color illustrations. 11 x 9 inches.
From the publisher: "The "Modern Romance" series dates from the mid-1980's, and utilizes the small format Polaroid SX-70 camera. Selections from this series have been included in previous books, but this is the first comprehensive study of this pivotal series in Levinthal's career. As each of the SX-70's are unique images, and as the editions began to sell- out, Levinthal withdrew the series from sale several years ago, making the publication of this book even more important. Inspiration for "Modern Romance" comes from the film noir of the late forties, and from the paintings of Edward Hopper. The images seem familiar, although nearly always faceless. A woman stands on a corner, a theater marquee, a roadside motel, an interior meeting of a man and a woman, a subway car, strip joints...All the images create mystery and challenge the viewer to imagine the scenario, as an observer or voyeur."