Publisher: New City, New York: Haywire Press, in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New (from Friedlander's personal archive) / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112040
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Two-volume, deluxe limited edition of 50 copies, plus 10 artist's copies, comprised of a signed copy of Like a One-Eyed Cat, and a volume of ten bound-in photogravures (plates 17, 59, 64, 88, 103, 108, 114, 136, 151 and the frontispiece from the trade edition), housed together in a red cloth-covered slipcase. Photogravures printed by Thomas Palmer, Rhode Island, matted and bound-in (Volume II). Each photogravure is signed and numbered in pencil on recto. Copyright stamp in black ink on verso. Image size ranges from 7-1/4 to 7-3/8 inches in the short dimension and from 11 to 11-1/16 inches in the long dimension, whether horizontal or vertical. [Note: In addition, four single images were published in editions of 50 each, numbered l-L, plus ten artist's copies.] These loose photogravures were distributed independently of the book.] Binding by George Wieck. Blue cloth-covered boards, with title printed on black paper label mounted on spine. Unpaginated (22 pp.). 11-1/4 x 16-1/2 inches. Both volumes housed in slipcase that measures 12-1/16 x 16-15/16 x 2-7/8 inches.
ABOUT THE BOOK (Volume I): First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Yellow cloth-covered boards, with title printed on black paper label mounted on spine; no dust jacket as issued (for the Special Edition). Photographs by Friedlander. Essay by Rod Slemmons. Designed by Katy Homans, New York. Binding by Horowitz/Rae, Fairfield, New Jersey. A selected bibliography, list of exhibitions and awards is also included. 120 pp. with 153 plates printed by Litho Specialties, St. Paul, Minnesota, from tritone separations made by Richard Benson. 11-3/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander 1956-1987 in 1989 at the Seattle Art Museum (traveled to numerous venues). A beautifully reproduced first major retrospective monograph of Friedlander's work over a 30-year period. Includes works from Friedlander's previous publications including Self-Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Photographs (1978), Flowers and Trees (1981), Factory Valleys (1981), Portraits (1985) and Cray at Chippewa Falls (1987). [See: Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #25.]
Lee Friedlander’s work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work.
As New (from Friedlander's personal archive).
Includes works from Friedlander's previous publications, including Self Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Photographs (1978), Flowers and Trees (1981), Factory Valleys (1981), Portraits (1985) and Cray at Chippewa Falls (1987).