Publisher: New York: Horizon Press, 1959
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Very Good
Item #: 113150
First edition, first printing. Association copy, signed on the front free endpaper by an important artist (please inquire). Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with bold title debossed in silver on cover and stamped in red and silver on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. Designed by Ivan Chermayeff. Unpaginated, with 50 black-and-white plates finely printed on Oxford No. 1 Polar Superfine paper under the supervision of Art Sinsabaugh. 13-1/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Scarce.
[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), 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).]
Near Fine (corners lightly bumped, with light shelf wear) in Very Good dust jacket (1/2-inch closed tears at the folds, a 1/4-inch chip at lower edge of front panel, wear and creasing to the extremities and light toning to the spine).
The definitive publication of Siskind's work to date.