PHOTOBOOKS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
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Photographs by Jim Alinder; text by Wright Morris; introduction by Ansel Adams. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1982. 124 pages; 55 full-page duotoned b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Very Good with bookplate.
Alinder is a photographer who experiments with unusual cameras. This book was shot with an Instamatic camera. From the flap: Alinder took these photographs during the 1970s...The images reveal the mystery inherent in commonplace objects and events. $24.50
Laminares Cuba Anos 90: Illustratives Cuba the 90's
Photographs by Pablo Cabado; introduction by Rolando Sanchez-Mejias. Buenos Aires: La Marca Editora, 2002. 112 pages; 43 b&w photographic plates; 7.5 x 11.5 inches. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Text in English and Spanish. Cloth bound hardback in dj. Fine.
International Center of Photography's 1989 Young Photographer of the Year. $24.50
Vanni Calanca E La Sua Leica (Vanni Calanca and His Leica)
Photographs & text by Vanni Calanca; foreword by Ralph Hagenauer; essays by Maurizio Rebuzzini and Giorgio Tani. Milan: Leica, 1997. 108 pages; 88 full page color plates; 12 x 10.5 inches. SIGNED BY CALANCA. Text in Italian, German and English. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Near Fine dj.
Italian photographer, well known for his portraits and street scenes. $65.00
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson; foreword by Yves Bonnefoy. Boston: Bulfinch/Little, Brown & Co., 1992. First revised edition. 344 pages; 155 duotone plates; 12 x 11.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine DJ.
Cartier-Bresson selected these images himself as representing the best of his life's work. $115.00
Photographs by Mark Cohen; text by Jane Livingston. Washington DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1981. 24 pages plus heavy-stock cover; 13 b&w photos; 8 x 8 inches. Exhibition catalog. SIGNED BY COHEN on the front cover under the image and dated. Fine except that a price sticker has been partially removed from the back cover resulting in a thumb-sized loss of surface. $60.00
Ralston Crawford: Photographs/Art and Process
Photographs by Ralston Crawford; organized by Edith A. Tonelli and John Gossage with an essay by Tonelli. College Park, MD: The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, 1983. 59 b&w photographic plates plus three color reproductions of paintings and lithographs; 8.5 x 10 inches. Stiff Wraps. Near Fine.
Features many of Crawford's New Orleans jazz photographs as well his street photography. $32.50
Roy DeCarava: The Nation's Capital in Photographs, 1976
Washington DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1976. 20 pages; 14 b&w plates plus cover plate; 8 x 8 inches. From an edition of 3000. Staplebound Wraps. Near Fine.
Part of a Bicentennial exhibition at the Corcoran that included Lee Friedlander, Lewis Baltz, Robert Cumming, Jan Groover, and others. There was a catalog printed for each artist. $75.00
Three Seconds From Eternity
Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980. First American edition. 144 pages; 101 photographic plates plus text illustrations; 10 x 12 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket with light exposure to moisture on the back board. $40.00
New York: powerHouse Books, 2001. 112 pages; 85 color plates; 12 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY EPSTEIN. Cloth covered hardback. AS NEW.
Epstein on NYC streets between 1995 and 2001. $125.00
London Phaidon Press, 2001. 512 pages; 508 duotone images; 11 x 8 inches. SIGNED BY ERWITT. Hardcover. Fine.
A unique and comprehensive survey of his work. Scarce in hardcover. $185.00
Photographs by Louis Faurer; text by Anne Wilkes Tucker; essay by Lisa Hostetler. London: Merrell Publishers, 2002. 208 pages; 10 color, 110 duotone plates; 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine.
Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Included on Vince Aletti's list of Best Photo Books of 2002. $45.00
Letters from the People
DAP, 1993. 88 pages; 213 tritone photographs; 13.75 x 15 inches. From an edition of 2750 copies. SIGNED BY FRIEDLANDER. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Fine. $200.00
Facing New York
Manchester, UK: Cornerhouse, 1992. 96 pages, 44 duotone plates;13.5 x 10 Inches. SIGNED BY GILDEN. Cloth bound hardback. Very Good with bumps to tips in Very Good DJ with chips, two tears and edgewear and shelfwear.
Magnum photog Gilden prowls the streets of Manhatten. Agressive, in-your-face, flash 'n' slash, street photography. $27.00
Hipshot: One-Handed, Auto-Focus Photographs by a Master Photographer
Photographs by Ken Heyman; foreword by Pete Hamill; introduction by Deborah Eisenberg. New York: Aperture, 1988. Unpaginated; full-page or full-spread b&w photographic plates through out; 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Hardback with dj. Fine.
Street photography from the five boroughs of New York City, shot 1984-1985, from the hip with an auto-focus camera. $18.50
Jaffee, N. Jay
Glen Oaks, NY: Self-published, 1976. 64 pages; 51 full-page b&w photographic plates; 11 x 9.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Near Fine with printer's creases to the last two pages in a Fair dj that is intact but shelf-worn and soiled with a number of closed tears. Bookplate.
Street photography by self-taught Brooklyn-born photographer, Jaffee (1921-1999). $28.50
1 citta + i mondiali = torino '90
Photographs by William Klein; text by Guy Mandery; introduction by Giovanni Chiaramonte. Milano, Italy: Federico Motta Editore, 1990. 176 pages; illustrated throughout with full-spread, full-bleed b&w photographic plates; 9.75 x 13.5 inches. Text in Italian. From an edition of 1500. Inscribed and SIGNED BY KLEIN. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
According to Klein, the book was commissioned in anticipation of Italy winning the World Cup, to be given away to tourists in Milano. When Italy didn't win, the city stopped distributing the book. Scarce. $650.00
Photographs by Eddy Kohli; introduction by Massimo Dini. Rizzoli, 1997. 120 pages with one gatefold; full-page and full-spread color photographic plates throughout; 11 x 13.5 inches. Oversized cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Fine with a bump to one tip and slight exposure to moisture on the bottom fore edge corner, ever-so lightly dimpling the pages and slightly discoloring the last couple of white pages, in a Fine dj.
Kohli's impressionistic vision captures the spirit of the people, work, land, and food in brilliant color. $24.50
Buenos Aires: El Lugar
Buenos Aires: Ediciones Gaia XXI, 2000. 36 pages; 35 full-page b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 8 inches. Text in Spanish. Stiff wraps with dj. Near Fine. Printed on stiff, heavy paper.
Street-scapes and detail shots from the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leotta is an Argentine photographer, cinematographer and teacher who is known for his books of street photography in BA. $19.50
Here and There
Photographs by Helen Levitt; foreword by Adam Gopnik. New York: powerHouse Books, 2003. 120 pages; 110 full-page tritoned b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 8.5 inches. SIGNED BY LEVITT on the title page. Cloth bound hardback with dj. AS NEW.
The never-before-published photographs featured in Here And There represent Levitt's own favorite images selected from her immense private collection. $350.00
Instant Book 1/2/3
Photographs Armin Linke; preface by Olivier Zahm. Milan: A&Mbookstore Edizioni, 1996. 160 pages; full-spread b&w photographic plates through out; 12 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY LINKE and inscribed: "04.2000 / Dear ___ / I still do not know you / but please visit me in / Milano. Mail me at / [email address] / Ciao / Armin." Embossed hardcover, no dj as issued. Very Good with some soiling to the covers and one form starting to separate.
Up close photographs of public events in Italy such as Sexfair, Fitness Fair, WonderBra launch, etc. featuring beauty pagents, people having sex, milking bulls, fields of women holding their butts, dogs, dolphins and other scenes. According to Linke, he tries to document scenes where the boundary between fiction and non-fiction blurs or becomes invisible. Makes one wonder just how nuts people can be. $85.00
UK: Dewi Lewis, 1999. 120 pages; color plates; 13 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY MERMELSTEIN. Cloth covered hardback in dj. Fine except for a bump to the top tips which has slightly affected the text block.
Glenn O’Brien, Artforum, 12/2000: "One of the great snapshot artists of all time right up there with Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt, Burke Uzzle, and Lee Friedlander. 'Sidewalk' is hilarious, disturbing, mystical, subtle, and astounding." $60.00
Miller, Richard Copeland
Photographs by Richard Copeland Miller; foreword by Philip Levine. Lodima Press, 2000. 160 pages; 85 full-page, quadtone b&w photographic plates; 13 x 13 inches. Oversized cloth covered hardback in dj. Fine.
Miller captures the random dramas of daily existence, interspersing the sweetness of life with the struggle for survival. $55.00
'71 - NY
Photographs by Daido Moriyama; edited with an interview by Andrew Roth; essay by Neville Wakefield; text by James Baldwin (excerpted from Another Country.) New York: PPP Editions, 2002. 428 pages; 210 tritone gravure printed plates; 7 x 9.5 inches in publisher's slipcase. From an edition of 3000. SIGNED BY MORIYAMA. Stiff Wraps with dj. As New.
In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He also shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. 210 of those photographs in Moriyama's "image at any cost" style--grainy, high-contrast, deep blacks, motion-blurred--are reproduced here. Parr & Badger, p301. Open Book, p396. Included on Vince Aletti's list of Best Photo Books of 2002. $300.00
Pasatiempo: Passing Time
Photographs by Theo Niekus; foreword by Arnon Gundberg. Amsterdam: Menno van de Koppel, 1998. 128 pages; 119 full-page b&w photographic plates; 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Index at rear of human gestures.
From an edition of 2000. Text in English, Dutch and Spanish. Stiff card wraps with French folds. Very Good with light wear at edges and light shelf wear.
This book presents a small part of a larger project documenting people in the street hanging out. This group of photographs is of people in "uncomfortable, weird or somewhat strange situations." $39.50
Pagnano, Patrick D.
Shot on the Street
New York: Pagnano & Pagnano Design / Photo Inc., 2002. Unpaginated (128 pages); 60 full-page/spread color photographic plates; 8.5 x 11 inches. Edition limited to 1000 copies. SIGNED BY PAGNANO on the title page. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Fine.
Street life in NYC. Pagnano was an early practitioner of the use of color negative film which he has been using on the streets of NYC for over 35 years. $65.00
One Billion Indians
Photographs by Paolo Pellizzari; essay by Patricia Uberoi. Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2006. 160 pages; full-page and full-spread color photographic plates throughout; 11.5 x 9 inches. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.
Pellizzari's photographs present scenes of ordinary life in the public spaces around India. The panoramic format of the photographs gives each picture the grand feeling of an operatic stage. $35.00
Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour
Photographs by Sylvia Plachy; afterword by Guy Trebay; music by Tom Waits; Artist's portrait by Andre Kertesz. New York: Aperture, 1990. Unpaginated; 130 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 11 x 11.5 inches. SIGNED BY PLACHY. Attached by the publisher to the rear paste-down is an 8 x 7.5 inch envelope with a photo of Waits printed on it; inside is a 7 inch, 33 1/3 rpm flexi-disk with an original song by Waits. Hardcover in dj. Fine.
Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition that opened in September, 1990, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this volume draws from Plachy's Unguided Tour column from the Village Voice, NYC, as well as from her photojournalistic work and from her wanderings around the world. $165.00
Photographs by Charles Pratt; text by Philip Ressner. E.P. Dutton & Co., 1967. 32 pages; 32 b&w photos; 8 x 10 inches. Cloth bound hardback in dj. Fine with discolored pastedowns, as is usual with this book, in a Near Fine dj with a small closed tear and hints of edge wear and soiling. The front flap appears to be clipped at the bottom but is not price-clipped.
This children's book features photos of the city between dusk and dawn. $35.00
Found in Brooklyn
Photographs by Thomas Roma; introduction by Robert Coles. New York: DoubleTake / W.W. Norton, 1996. 93 pages; 45 images; 8 x 10 inches. SIGNED BY ROMA. Cloth bound hardback in dj. Fine.
Roma is Director of Photography, Columbia University, NYC. He has been exhibited widely and is in numerous museum collections. This is his first book. A little gem of a book. $65.00
Tokyo Walking 1995-98: Part 3
Tokyo: Bee Books, 1998. 84 pages; 78 full-page color photographic plates; 12 x 8.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine/Very Good.
Everyday scenes found and shot while wandering around Tokyo. $39.50
River Of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh
London: Phaidon, 1998. 159 pages; 128 full-page and two-page color plates; 11 x 16 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a fine dj.
India, in riotous color, by India's best know photographer. $60.00
Also available in paperback. $22
On City Streets: Chicago 1964-2004
Photographs by Gary Stochl; introduction by Bob Thall. Santa Fe, NM: Center for American Places, 2005. 80 pages; 53 b&w photographic plates; 6.25 x 8.5 inches. From an edition of 2200. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Fine.
Self-taught photographer who showed his work of 40 years for the first time in 2003. Well produced, nicely printed. $30.00
Photographs by Beat Streuli; essays by Martin Hentschel & Adrian Dannatt. Stuttgart: Cantz / Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, 1995. 48 pages; 14 full-spread, color photographic plates plus photographic text illustrations; 10 x 13.5 inches. Text in English and German. Hardcover with dj. Near Fine.
Photographs of passers-bys in New York City, people engaged in their private worlds, in public. Catalog published to accompany an exhibition. $19.50
Photographs and preface by Uzzle; introduction by Gilles Mora. Paris: Contrejour, 1985. First French edition. 94 b&w photographic plates printed in heliogravure; 9.75 x 12 inches. Text in French. SIGNED BY UZZLE. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in a very good dust jacket which has 3 pieces of tape afixed to the rear.
French edition of "All American". Featuring the more colorful characters of the time: lots of babes, bikinis and bikes (as in motorcycles.) $165.00
van der Elsken, Ed
Amsterdam: Van Holkema and Warendorf-Bussum, 1978. 136 pages; 108 four-color plates; 8 x 8 inches. Text in Dutch. Hardcover, no dj as issued. Very Good with wear to tips and extensive rub-off from the BEP to the collophon page.
Snapshot style photographs from around the world, with much humor and affection from this master street photographer. $45.00
Women Are Beautiful
Photographs by Garry Winogrand; essay by Helen Gary Bishop. New York: Light Gallery Books, 1975. Full-page b&w photographic plates through out; 9 x 8 inches. Stiff wraps. Very Good+ with two price stickers (one on top of the other) to the inside front cover. Three pages have smudges of printer's ink to the margins; one of the three touches the image.
Roth: Open Book, p306. $350.00
The Photography of Max Yavno
Photographs by Max Yavno; text by Ben Maddow. University of California Press, 1981. 85 b&w photographic plates; 12.5 x 12.5 inches. Includes an interview with Yavno. Hardcover with dj. As New in publisher's shrink wrap which is torn in a couple of places. Remainder mark to bottom of text block. $185.00