A Selection of Books of Portraiture, Loosely defined, Part 1
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New York: Da Capo Press, 1975. First edition, paperback original. Unpaginated; 118 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 11 inches. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Very good plus with light shelf wear and a slight curl to the front cover. $19.50
• Nine sequences document the transformation of ten men into beautiful women. Photographic essay on drag queens and cross dressing men. Nudes.
Second Chance to Live: The Suicide Syndrome
Photographs by George Alpert; Text by Ernest Leogrande; Preface by Ari Kiev
New York: Da Capo Press, 1975. First edition. 100 pages; b&w photos through out; 8.5 x 11 inches. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Very Good with light wear along the edges and a light strip of sun-staining along the back next to the spine. From the library of the International Center of Photography with a bookplate to the half-title, a library stamp to the colophon page and labels taped to the spine. $16.50
• Portraits and quotes from seven people who break the silence surrounding the suicide syndrome to share their experiences.
Tokyo: Graphic-Sha Publishing, 2000. First edition. Unpaginated (96 pages); 38 color and 36 b&w photographic plates; 8.75 x 10.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket and belly band. Fine in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $135.00
• This volume is dedicated to images of Araki's favorite model, Shino, and presents her in Araki's classic style. She appears clothed and unclothed, bound by ropes, in the bath, indoors and out, all with his signature cinematic touch.
Osaka: January - May 2002: Volumes 3-1, 3-2 & 3-3
Japan: 2002. Three volumes, all hardcover with dj; all 8.75 x 12 inches.
Vol. 3-1: 351 pages; 318 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Fine in a fine dust jacket except for a bit of edge wear to the top of the spine with a fine belly band. Laid in is a sheet in Japanese.
Vol. 3-2: 331 pages; 298 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket with one small closed tear and a little edge wear to the top with a VG+ belly band with a nick to it.
Vol. 3-3: 320 pages; 284 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a white belly band with light soiling.
Set of three/$135.00
• Third prefecture out of 47, part of Araki's "Faces of Japan" series (Nihonjin-no-kao), his attempt to photograph the face of every person in Japan. These portraits are from Osaka prefecture. Araki: "The human face represents all aspects of sexuality and each one expresses it a bit differently."
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
Aperture, 1972. First edition, first printing. 184 pages; 80 b&w full-page photographic plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. Hardback lacking dj. Good with wear and soiling to covers, light bumps to tips and edges, gift inscription and pen mark to first two pages, dog ears to the first four pages, creases to the last page, general handling wear through out and rub-off to many pages opposite the plates. $650.00
• The publication of this volume in 1972--along with the concurrent retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art--offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and power of Arbus' work. Now considered a classic of photographic literature, it is probably the best selling photography book of all time. This copy is the first printing with the plate titled "Two Girls in Identical Raincoats, Central Park, N.Y.C, 1969" which was suppressed in subsequent printings. Parr & Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 1, pg 258; Roth, Book of 101 Books, pg 214; The Open Book, pg 284.
In the American West 1979-1984
Photographs and Foreword by Richard Avedon; Preface by John Rohrbach; Background by Laura Wilson
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. First edition, first printing. 174 pages; 120 exquisitely printed tritone plates with one gatefold; 14 x 11 inches. Out of print. Cloth covered hardback with mounted photographic plates on front and back cover. Near Fine in Very Good acetate Dust Jacket. Thumb sized spotty stain of FFEP. There is an indentation on the back of the dj that has slightly transferred to the board. $225.00
• Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, Avedon's In the American West is widely regarded as a landmark project in photographic history and a definitive expression of the power of photographic art. Avedon traveled throughout five years, meeting and photographing the people of the West--ranch workers, roustabouts, bar girls, drifters, gamblers, miners, wildcatters, slaughterhouse workers, and adolescents. Often mistaken as sociology, Avedon was very clear that it is entirely a fiction, his "vision" of the West. This makes the work no less stunning an achievement. Parr & Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 2.
In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon
Photographs by Richard Avedon; Text & photographs by Laura Wilson
Fort Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum,, 1985. First edition. Exhibition catalog from the show that the book accompanied. 16 pages plus stiff covers; 10 b&w images; 8.5 x 11 inches. Includes a short piece by Wilson, checklist for the show, and acknowledgments by Jan Muhlert and Martha Sandweiss. Stiff wraps. Near Fine. $90.00
Photographs and text by Richard Avedon; Essays by Maria Morris Hambourg & Mia Fineman; Foreword by Philippe de Montebello
New York: Abrams, 2002. Second printing. 128 pages; 50 tritone photographic plates through out; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. According fold hardback in slipcase. As New in publisher's shrink wrap opened to check printing. $35.00
• From the publisher: With uncompromising directness, Avedon portrayed his subjects against a white background, with no extraneous details to distract from the essential specificity of face, gaze, dress, and gesture. This challenging innovation, coupled with the artist's intense interest in his subjects and mastery of his craft, resulted in mesmerizing portraits-among them Truman Capote, Willem de Kooning, Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Robert Frank, June Leaf, and Marilyn Monroe, as well as the uncelebrated Americans of his project, In the American West--that rival the greatest works in the portrait tradition.
Hollywood At Home: A Family Album, 1950-1965
Photographs by Sid Avery; Text by Richard Schickel
New York: MJF Books, 1990. First edition. 144 pages; full-page, duotoned b&w photographic plates throughout plus 34 text illustrations; 10 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY AVERY on the FFEP. On the same page has been placed a promotional sticker for the Motion Picture & TV Photo Archive, of which Sid Avery is the Director, with phone numbers. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Near Fine, a couple of pages have light rub-off, in a Near Fine dj with a small scrape to the cover. $75.00
• These photos of TV and movie stars at play with children, or serving hamburgers at a backyard barbecue seem to emphasize the stars' remoteness from ordinary life: they are icons imitating normalcy. Avery's masterful Saturday Evening Post photographs include Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Lawrence Welk, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve McQueen, Dean Martin, Audrey Hepburn, and many others.
New York: Graphis, 1999. First edition. 160 pages; 89 full-page and full-spread color and b&w photographic plates; 11 x 14 inches. Captions at the rear. SIGNED BY BALOG and inscribed. Out of Print. Oversized cloth bound hardback in dj. Fine in a Fine dj with very light wear, protected by a mylar cover. $75.00
• Animal portraits, some familiar, some nearly extinct.
The Europeans: Photographs by Tina Barney
Photographs by Tina Barney; Foreword by Graham Sheffield; Essay by Merry Forresta
London: Steidl / Barbican Art Gallery, 2005. First edition. 192 pages; 83 full-page, color photographic plates; 12 x 10 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. AS NEW with moderate bumps to 3 tips. $250.00
• Tina Barney's photographs portray relationships and at the same time invoke theatrical role-play reminiscent of nineteenth century portraiture. Each is a staged re-enactment of a prior moment and their power rests on their emphasis on often quixotic and ultimately human and mundane details. These photographic moments undermine the traditional relationship of subject to viewer and elide the status of portraits of the classes who would traditionally have commissioned painted family portraits.
First Families: An Intimate Portrait from the Kennedys to the Clintons
Photographs by Harry Benson; Gigi Benson & David Friend - Editors; Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan & Rosalynn Carter - Forewords
Boston: Bulfinch / Little, Brown & Co., 1997. First edition. 128 pages; 65 color and 80 b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11.25 inches. Inscribed to an editor at Life magazine, dated in the year of publication and SIGNED BY BENSON. DJ is protected by mylar cover. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $75.00
• The photos, and the stories behind them, by the master portraitist.
Photographs by Bill Brandt; Introduction by Alan Ross.
Austin: University Of Texas, 1982. First American edition. 12 pages followed by 104 b/w photographic plates; 11.5 x 10 inches. Dust Wrapper protected in Mylar. Out of Print. No markings or writings or remainder marks. Cloth covered hardback. Fine with the barest of shelf wear to the bottom of boards in a Fine dj. $35.00
• Retrospective of Brandt’s portraits of iconic artistic figures: Picasso, Pound, Braque, Ernst, Dylan Thomas, et al.
Photographs by Bill Burke; edited by Constance Sullivan; preface by Andy Grundberg; essay by Raymond Carver
New York Ecco Press, 1987 First edition. 63 pages; 32 full-page b&w photos; 12.25 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY BURKE. Out of Print. Dust jacket protected in Mylar. Cloth covered hardback. As new in a Fine DW except for several small white scratches. $85.00
• Two themes: the people of Appalachia and the people of Brazil. A wonderful collection of images.
Cameron, Julia Margaret
Julia Margaret Cameron 1815 - 1879
Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron; Text by Mike Weaver
John Hansard Gallery / The British Council, 1984. First edition. 160 pages; b&w photos and illustrations through out; 8.5 x 9.5 inches. Includes a chronology, selected writings by Cameron and a bibliography. Stiff Wraps. Very Good with light edge soiling / wear. $16.50
• The catalog of a traveling exhibit.
Photographs by Patrick Cariou; Essay by Perry Henzell
New York: powerHouse Books, 2000. First edition. 176 pages; full-page and full-spread b&w photographic plates throughout; 10 x 13 inches. SIGNED BY CARIOU. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine with a light bump to the bottom of the spine and two indentations on the back in Fine dj with corresponding indentations and a ISBN sticker to the back, protected by mylar cover. $65.00
• In Jamaica, Cariou entered the secluded world of the Rastafarians, a world, culture, and religion closed to outsiders. Gaining their trust, he was allowed to photograph unhindered. Many photos of marijuana farming.
LC: Larry Clark Groninger Museum
Netherlands: Groninger Museum, 1999. First edition. 174 pages; 172 full page, color photographic plates; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. From an edition limited to 6000 copies. Out of Print. Hardcover in leatherette as issued with LC embossed on front cover. As New in publisher's shrink wrap. $110.00
• Clark's photos from TV of 'pretty boys' who happen to be killers, rapists, and so on. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, held from March 21 to June 6, 1999.
Photographs by William Claxton; Introduction by Graydon Carter
powerHouse Books, 2002. First edition. 160 pages; 110 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 11.5 x 14.5 inches. SIGNED BY CLAXTON. Out of Print. Oversized hardcover with DJ. Fine with a light bump to the fore edge of one board in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $175.00
Unsigned copy AS NEW in torn shrink wrap. $29.50
• Photographic Memory features revealing portraits--only a handful of which have ever been seen before--of actors, directors, writers, artists, singers, and entertainers from outside the world of jazz. Anecdotal stories by Claxton accompanying the images reveal the intimate and first-name basis with which he photographed the well-known icons of celebrity, wit, and style from the past five decades. Included are Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something
Photographs by Chuck Close; Poems by Bob Holman; interview by Lyle Rexer
Aperture, 2006. First edition. 56 pages; 20 full page color photographic plates; 11.5 x 15 inches. SIGNED BY CLOSE, HOLMAN AND REXER. Cloth with mounted photo to front and rear, not issued with DJ. As New. $265.00
• This oversize book features twenty daguerreotype portraits by Close opposite a poem by Holman about the subject. Over the course of two years, he photographed many of the same artist-friends who have made regular appearances in his paintings over the years: Laurie Anderson, Lyle Ashton-Harris, Cecily Brown, Gregory Crewdson, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Philip Glass, Bob Holman, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Peyton, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, James Turrell, Robert Wilson, Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, and himself. According to Close, this is the closest that the printing process has come to reproducing his daguerreotypes. A stunning volume.
Glory: Photographs of Athletes
Photographs by Richard Corman; Foreword by Ken Burns
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1999. First edition. 157 pages; 98 b&w photographic plates; 11.25 x 14.5 inches. SIGNED BY CORMAN and dated in the year of publication. Out of Print. DJ is protected by mylar cover. Hardcover. Very Good with wear to bottom of boards, a bump to two tips, a remainder mark and the front hinge split but attached, in Very Good+ DJ with a little wear to tips and metallic type on cover. $22.00
• Portraits and action shots of athletes, from Cal Ripken to BMX bikers, from Aimee Mullins, who, with prosthetic legs, ran track for Georgetown, to Muhammed Ali; interwoven with remarks by writers, journalists, and athletes.
Faces of the Rainforest
Photographs by Valdir Cruz; Text by Vicki Goldberg
First edition. Exhibition catalog from a show at LGC Arte Hoje, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, 1997. 48 pages; 25 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 11 inches. Text in English and Brazilian. Stiff Wraps. Very Good+. $16.50
• Photographs of indigenous people of the Amazon. Nudes.
Photographs by Imogen Cunningham; Text by Richard Lorenz
Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown & Co., 1997. First edition. 200 pages; 208 dutone and 13 color photographic plates plus 50 b&w text illustrations; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. As New except for light bump to tips and spine and light wear along one edge; black mark to top of text block. $20.00
• A lifetime's work of portraits of people including Dorothea Lange, Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, and Gary Grant among many others. Very good work.
Curtis, Edward S.
The North American Indians: A Selection Of Photographs By Edward S. Curtis
Photographs By Edward S. Curtis; Introduction by Joseph Epes Brown
Aperture, 1972. First edition. 96 pages, 68 duotone photographic plates plus text illustrations; 8.5 x 9.75 inches. Stiff Wraps. Very Good+ with some shelf wear and a price sticker to the front. $16.50
• Between 1896 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis documented Native Americans and their way of life in the western United States and British Columbia. His efforts resulted in a twenty-volume visual record accompanied by text--a document unequaled in the history of photography. The photographs selected for this book form a compilation of Curtis's best-known images documenting the Native American way of life, molded by rich traditional values centered on nature and the universe.
Danziger, James N.
Photographs by Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Andy Warhol, Greg Gorman, Snowdon, Sheila Metzner, Matthew Rolston, and David Bailey; Edited by James N. Danziger; Foreword by Cornell Capa
Pantheon, 1986. First edition. 182 pages; full-page color and b&w photographic plates through out; 9.5 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Very Good plus with light bumps to tips and light wear to the bottom of the boards in a Very Good plus dj with light soiling, protected by mylar cover. $19.50
• Created as a fundraiser for African hunger relief, Visual Aid includes portraits of famous actors, musicians, etc. by the top fashion, glamour and portrait photographers of the time. Subjects include David Bowie, Bob Geldof, Whoopi Goldberg, John Huston, Mick Jagger, Richard Gere, Sting, Paul & Linda McCartney, George Michael, Mel Gibson, Madonna and Joan Jett. Nudes.
Judy Dater: Twenty Years
Photographs by Judy Dater; Introduction by James L. Enyeart
Tucson: The University of Arizonia Press / The De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, 1986. First edition. 154 pages; 88 full-page, color and b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Chronological checklist of plates. Selected bibliography. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Fine in Near Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $75.00
• This is the most comprehensive selection of work ever published on Judy Dater, covering her career from 1964 to 1985. Long recognized as a portrait and nude photographer, Dater has also undertaken color landscapes and self-portraiture, including a somewhat daring series of images of herself in a number of stereotypical female roles. Nudes.
Aperture, 1999. First edition. 72 pages; 50 full-page, duotone photographic plates; 11 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY DAVIDSON. Cloth covered hardback. Fine with light bumps to a couple of tips in a Good+ DJ which has a little shelf wear and edge wear and one small closed tear. $85.00
East 100th Street
Photographs, preface & afterword by Bruce Davidson; Foreword by Mildred Feliciano
Los Angeles: St. Ann's Press, 2003. First edition thus, first printing. 172 pages; 147 tritone plates, printed on fine, heavy stock paper; 12 x 11 inches. From an edition of 3000. SIGNED BY DAVIDSON on the title page. Includes an interview with Bruce Davidson excerpted from "du Magazine," March 1969. Out of print. Cloth covered hardback with tipped-in photographic plate on front board in acetate dust jacket. AS NEW with light shelf wear to acetate jacket. $375.00
• Expanded, reissue, with 25 images added by Davidson that were not included in the original edition. Gorgeous production.
London: Eel Pie Publishing, 1981. First edition. Unpaginated; b&w, full-page photographic plates through out; 8 x 10 inches. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Near Fine. $16.50
• Portraits of rock and roll and pop stars, from the 1970s and early '80s. Includes Robbie Robertson, Travolta, Elton John, Dylan, Stones, Bowie, Debbie Harry, Adam Ant, Osmonds, Costello, Geldof, Brian Ferry, Keith Moon, Paul McCartney, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Thin Lizzy, The Buzzcocks, Motorhead, Boomtown Rats, The Damned, Squeeze, The Clash, and more. Chalkie Davies is the Davies of photo-team, Davies and Starr.
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Photographs by Roy DeCarava; Text by Langston Hughes
Howard University Press, 1984. Fourth printing. 112 pages; b&w photographic plates through out; 9.5 x 10.5 inches. Laid in is the multi-page, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, pamphlet from the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1996 retrospective exhibit of DeCarava's work. Cloth-bound hardback in DJ. Fine except for two bumped tips in a Near Fine DJ with sunning to spine and an inch of the backcover and a bit of light wear. SOLD
• The third edition of the classic view of life in Harlem in the 1940s and '50s as seen through the eyes of Sister Mary Bradley. Sister Mary sums up the book best when she says: I done got my feet caught in the sweet flypaper of life and I'll be dogged if I want to get loose. The first edition is included in Roth's Book of 101 Books, Parr & Badger's The Photobook, Vol. 1 and The Open Book. This is the first edition at this larger size.
Photographs by Rineke Dijkstra; Essay by Katy Siegel; Interview by Jessica Morgan
Institute of Contemporary Art and Hatje Cantz, 2001. First edition. 129 pages; 50 color photographic plates; 7 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY DIJKSTRA and dated and placed. Laid in is a pamphlet advertising a series of lectures at the New School, NYC, one of which is Dijkstra on a date that corresponds to the date with the signature. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. As New except for a bump to the rear board and a couple of light stress marks to the front board. $300.00
• Catalog for a show held April 17-July 1, 2001. Includes all 20 of the beach portraits.
Disfarmer: The Heber Springs Portraits, 1939-1946
Photographs by Mike Disfarmer; Text by Julia Scully
Danbury, NH: Addison House, 1976. First edition. 135 pages; illustrated through out with b&w photographic plates; 10.25 x 11 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine with a pencil mark on the dark BEP in a Dust Jacket that has a couple of closed tears, some light edge wear and a dime-sized spot of discoloration to one corner of the front cover otherwise is Near Fine. $400.00
• A fascinating collection of portraits of the townspeople of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Disfarmer was not well liked by the townfolk but they came to him to get their photos taken. He made no attempt to elicit a smile or adhere to any other other convention of commercial portraiture poses. So the photos tend to be of people as they were; not as they might have been photographed.
Disfarmer: 1939-1946 Heber Springs Portraits
Photographs by Mike Disfarmer; Text by Julia Scully
Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms, 1996. First edition. 208 pages; 182 gravure-printed photographic plates; 7.25 x 9.75 inches. From a first printing of 4000 copies. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ. Book has a bookstore sticker on back end paper and has discreet pencil notations in the margins of the text. $75.00
• Disfarmer was a commercial photographer in a small town in Arkansas from roughly post WW1 to 1959. He was described as dour; he used no backdrops and urged no smiles from his subjects, his neighbors. The portraits give us an unvarnished view of who these were. Astonishingly interesting work; typical beautiful Twin Palms production with exquisite gravure printing.
Duncan, David Douglas
The Private World of Pablo Picasso: The Intimate Photographic Profile of the World's Greatest Artist
New York: Ridge Press Book / Harper & Bros., 1958. First edition. 176 pages; profusely illustrated with over 300 gravure-printed b&w photographs; 8.5 x 11.5 inches. SIGNED BY DUNCAN and dated. Out of Print. Cloth and paper bound hardback with dust jacket. Very Good with wear at tips and along bottom edges of the boards and darkening to spine in a Good plus, price clipped dj with soiling, shelf wear and a chip at the crown of the spine, protected by a mylar cover. $165.00
• Intimate photo-essay of Picasso at work and play. SCARCE hardcover edition. And very scarce signed.
New York: Viking Press, 1973. First edition. 264 pages; portraits of over 300 individuals in b&w; 10.25 x 13.25 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good with some spots of foxing to FFEP and mild evidence of water exposure in Very Good DJ some chipping and a closed tear. DJ protected by mylar cover. $20.00
• Anyone you can imagine was photographed by Eisenstaedt.
Spain: ACTAR y Generalitat De Catalunya Departament De Cultura, 2000. First edition. 720 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w photographic plates; 6 x 8 inches. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Fine. $65.00
• The photographer took subjects whose ages ranged from two to seventy-five at the project's beginning, and photographed them once a month over a ten-year period. Reproduced here are many subjects at one-year intervals. Nudes.
Lives I've Never Lived: A Portrait of Minor White
Photographs by Abe Frajndlich; Preface by Peter Bunnell
Cleveland Heights, OH: Arc Press, 1983. First edition. 80 pages; 46 full-page b&w photographic plates plus 30 b&w photographic text illustrations; 11 x 9 inches. Out of Print. Trade paperback. Very Good with light wear around edges and spine and light shelf wear. $39.50
• The book is divided into three parts: Frajndlich's very personal account of White's life, especially White's final days. The middle comprises the plates and at the end is a diary-form account of the time Frajndlich knew White with reproduced contact sheets marked up by White.
Retratos Falantes - Talking Images
Photographs by Paulo Fridman; Introduction by Arnaldo Antunes
Sao Paulo, Brazil: DBA / Dorea Books and Art, 2008. First edition. 132 pages; color photographic plates through out; 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Text in Portuguese and English. Translation of the text on the photos at rear. Hardback with dj. AS NEW with light bumps to the tips and spine. $19.50
• Portraits of people, met on the street, shot against a black background. They were asked to write down what their dream was for the future of Brazil. Fridman then scanned in the text and superimposed it on the photos. Quite elegant. Fridman is a Brazilian editorial and commercial photographer.
The Jazz People of New Orleans
Photographs by Lee Friedlander; Afterword by Whitney Balliet
Pantheon, 1992. First edition. 119 pages; 94 full-page b&w photos; 11.25 x 9 inches. SIGNED BY FRIEDLANDER. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Fine/As New with a short tear to the front hinge in Near Fine Dust Jacket with wear to the foot and crown of spine and a small tear and some tip wear. Discreet black remainder mark at foot. $350.00
• Taken between 1957 and 1974, in the clubs and on the streets, New Orleans' famous and not-so-famous musicians.
Seiichi Furuya: Memoires, 1995
Photographs by Seiichi Furuya; Essays by Toshiharu Ito and Urs Stahel
Zurich: Scalo, 1995. First edition. 159 pages; profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographic plates; 6.75 x 9 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ with a closed tear and light edgewear. $16.50
• Photos of the photographer's wife; trying to come to grips with her suicide. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in 1995.
Off-Guard: Beautiful People Unveiled Before the Camera Lens
Photographs & text by Ron Galella; Introduction by Bruce Jay Friedman
New York: Greenwich House / Crown Publishers, 1983. Second edition. 192 pages; over 250 b&w photographs; 8.5 x 11 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover. Very Good with an abrasion on the FFEP where something sticky was removed; also two tiny dark stains on same page in Very Good DJ with a little edgewear and a couple of chips, one of which has a piece of tape over it. DJ protected by mylar cover. $16.50
• Paparazzo extraordinaire; has shot most everyone. Most in turn would like to shoot him.
Vincent Gallo: 1962-1999
Osaka, Japan: Petit Grand Publishing, 1999. First edition. 160 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs; 6 x 9 inches. In English and Japanese. Hardcover with faux leather and embossed title with printed slipcase. No DJ as issued. Fine in Very Good publisher's slipcase which has a price sticker to one panel and light wear. $225.00
• Gallo's illustrated autobiography. Scrapbook style with photos from childhood through his movies Buffalo '66, Arizona Dream and The Funeral. Includes images of many of the people he's worked with over the years.
Some Afrikaners Revisited
Photographs by David Goldblatt; Essays by Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell
Roggebaai, South Africa: Umuzi, 2007. First edition. 236 pages; 98 full-page, b&w photographic plates plus 23 text illustrations and authors photo; 10.5 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY GOLDBLATT on the title page. Oversized stiff wraps with French folds. AS NEW. $350.00
The very scarce hardback edition; this being #244 from an edition limited to 300 copies. SIGNED BY GOLDBLATT and numbered on a tipped in page. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. AS NEW. $500.00
• In 1975, Goldblatt published Some Afrikaners Photographed, a photo essay put together by him in the 1960s. It caused an outcry among some Afrikaners who were aggrieved at what they considered ridicule with malignant intent. Goldblatt's concern, however, was an exploration of the relationship between individual South Africans and the society they live in. This new issue offers an additional twenty images from the '60s that were not included in the original book, different cropping to many of the photos, as well as Goldblatt's notes on how the books came into being.
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Photographs and text by Nan Goldin; Edited by Goldin, Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn and Suzanne Fletcher
Aperture, 1986. First edition, first printing. 144 pages; 125 color photographic plates; 10.25 x 9.25 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good with tip wear and light edge wear in Near Fine DJ. NOT price-clipped. $320.00
• Goldin's now classic visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, and lovers--while wallowing in drugs and prostitution. Included in Parr & Badger, History of the PhotoBook, Vol.2, p. 39; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p. 252-253; Open Book p. 332-333.
Photographs by Nan Goldin; Text by Eric Mezil
Paris: Galerie Yvon Lamert, 1997. First edition. 76 pages; 47 full-page, color photographic plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. Text in French and English. Translated from the French by Caroline Pam and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. Out of Print. Oversized Paperback. Good with shelf wear, edge wear, and some creases to one corner. $95.00
• SCARCE catalog from an exhibit in Paris, Sept. 13 - Oct. 31, 1997. Nudes.
Gore, Tipper - Photographs & text
Picture This: A Visual Diary
Broadway Books, 1996. First edition. 160 pages; over 120 color and b&w photographic plates; 10.5 x 8.5 inches. SIGNED BY GORE and inscribed. Hardcover with DJ. Very Good+ with bumps to the tips and a little offsetting to the title page in a Near Fine DJ in protective mylar cover. $30.00
• An intimate view of life at home, at work as a member of the Clinton administration, and from her travels around the world taken during the first four years her husband was Vice-President.
New York: powerHouse Books, 2003. First edition. 132 pages; full-page color photographs; 7.75 x 11.25 inches. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. DJ protected by mylar cover. $16.50
• Midnight was a close confidant of Gottfried's. At first, Midnight was a handsome and charming companion who danced and performed at nightclubs. But as time passed, he began to behave in an increasingly bizarre fashion and was soon after diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Gottfried's images reveal an individual wavering perilously between states of lucidity and madness, mutating between youthful abandon and age-affected disorientation and back again in a frighteningly few short years.
Photographs by Katy Grannan; Essay by Jan Avgikos
New York: Aperture, 2005. First edition. 120 pages; 70 color photographic plates; 9.75 x 11.5 inches. Hardcover with DJ. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket with a couple tiny scatches. $35.00
• From the publisher: Working with ordinary people who answered ads in local papers, and posing them in their nondescript homes or unexceptional landscapes, Katy Grannan alchemizes these factors into extraordinary photographs. Disarming for their directness and for the provocative but casual nudity on display, her pictures capture the spirit of her subjects in the manner of Diane Arbus, but they also draw upon the artificial, posed tableaux of Gregory Crewsdon and, indeed, art history. Nudes.
Jill Greenberg Studio, nd. 20 pages; 31 color photographs; 6 x 8 inches. Wraps. Very Good+ with light wear at tips. $16.50
• Promotional mailer that includes celebrity portraiture, the ape portraits that were released later in book form and the crying babies she caused a ruckus with. Ian McShane on the cover, Larry David, Will Smith, Ali G, John Stewart, Terri Hatcher, etc.
Monkey Portraits: And Some Apes
Photographs by Jill Greenberg; Foreword by Paul Weitz
New York: Bulfinch, 2006. First edition, second printing. 112 pages; 75 full-page color photographic plates; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Hardcover with DJ. DJ protected by mylar cover. AS NEW. $19.50
• We share about 98 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees, our closest biological cousins. And never have the similarities between simians and humans been so amusingly and brilliantly captured as in Monkey Portraits. Her intimate portraits of these animals convey a startling range of emotions and personalities, and evoke an almost eerie sense of recognition.
Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Essays by Mark Strand, Robert Pincus-Witten and Wayne Koestenbaum
Fotofolio, 1999. First edition. 160 pages; full-page, b&w photographic plates throughout; 11.5 x 9 inches. Out of Print. Hardback, not issued with dj. AS NEW in publisher's shrink wrap. $29.50
• Portraits of the art world's luminaries: artists mostly but also art dealers, curators, directors and critics.
Photographs by Phillipe Halsman; Edited by Ivonne Halsman, Irene Halsman Rosenberg and Jane Halsman Bello
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1983. First edition. 119 full-page, b&w photographic plates; 13 x 13 inches. Includes a long section of extended captions taken from Halsman's journals and describing the session with the subject. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback lacking dj. Cover is Good with soiling and a couple of small stains; interior is fine except for a couple of spots of paint on the first page of captions. $45.00
• "Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive gathering of the work of one of the towering giants in portrait photography." In 1958, a poll conducted by Popular Photography named Halsman one of the "World's Ten Greatest Photographers" along with Penn, Avedon, Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Eisenstaedt, Haas, Karsh, Mili, and Eugene Smith. This volume, produced posthumously, contains exquisitely printed portraits of some of the most influential people of this century including Albert Einstein (a life-long friend), Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau, Marc Chagall, Salvadore Dali, Louis Armstrong, Martha Graham, Jean-Paul Sartre, Andy Warhol, Mai Zetterling and many more.
Frankfurt, Germany: Verlag Dieter Fricke GmbH, 1982. First edition. Unpaginated; full-page b&w photographic plates throughout; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Text in English and German. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Near Fine minus with laminate starting at a couple corners. $29.50
• Photographs of sisters and brothers from kids to (mostly) adults with quotes by them. Nice portraiture.
Between The Two
Photographs by Todd Hido; Poem by Raymond Carver
Nazraeli Press in association with The Joy of Giving Something Inc. (JGS), 2006. First edition, first printing. 76 pages; 35 color photographic plates; 15 x 12 inches. From an edition limited to 2000 copies. SIGNED BY HIDO and dated. Hardback not issued with DJ. As New with a light bump to the top of the spine. $200.00
• Between the Two weaves photographs of abandoned houses together with portraits of, anonymous models (many nude) in motel rooms that have obviously seen better days. Hido's uncanny ability to let seediness shine with an internal beauty was first displayed in book form with his 2001 monograph, House Hunting.
Higgins, Chester Jr.
Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging
Photographs by Chester Jr. Higgins; Foreword by Maya Angelou
Bulfinch, 2000. Second printing. 128 pages; 80 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 10.25 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback. Fine in Fine DJ, protected by mylar cover. $25.00
• Portraits of eighty thriving African-American men and women who are aging with energy, wit, and grace. Alongside each portrait are comments that express a collective wisdom about life and aging.
Partial to Home: Photographers at Work
Photographs by Birney Imes; Edited by Constance Sullivan; Biographical essay by Vince Aletti
Smithsonian Institute Press, 1994. First edition. 63 pages; 30 full-page, b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 10 inches. Includes artist interview. Out of Print. Trade paperback. Near Fine with a slight darkening to spine and the barest of shelf wear. $19.50
• Photographs of the inhabitants of the small towns, roadside juke joints and back-woods farms of Mississippi. Excellent work, richly reproduced.
Tokyo: Sokyu-Sha, 2002. First edition. Unpaginated (58 pages); 40 b&w and 8 color photographic plates; 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Text in Japanese and English. Out of Print. Hardback with publisher's card slipcase with die-cut window. No dj as issued. Fine in a Fine slipcase. $250.00
• Estranged from her mother when she was alive, Miyako Ishiuchi here presents her mother through images of parts of her body and an visual inventory of personal items that once belonged to her. "What I have now are only the things that my mother left behind for me." Nudes. See Parr & Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 2, pg 320.
Jury, Mark; Dan Jury
Gramp: A Man Ages and Dies
The Extraordinary Record of One Family's Encounter with the Reality of Dying
New York: Grossman / Viking Compass, 1976. First edition. 152 pages; b&w photos throughout; 8 x 8.5 inches. Out of Print. Trade paperback. Very Good with light edge wear and light soiling and bookplate to inside cover. Cover is a little loose. $17.50
• "On February 11, 1974, Frank Tugend, aged 81 and of dubiously sound mind, removed his false teeth and announced that he was no longer going to eat or drink. Three weeks later to the day, he died." Gramp is a biography of the man, a history of the family and a photographic chronicle of a three year period in which the extended family cared for Tugend before his death. Mark Jury is the author of The Vietnam Photo Book, images he took while serving in Vietnam during the war.
Monday, May 10, 2010
A Selection of Books of Portraiture, Loosely defined, Part 1