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MOTHER - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Elinor Carucci - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Carucci, Elinor (Photographer) & Prose, Francine (Contributor)

Published by Munich, Germany: Prestel Verlag, 2013
ISBN 10: 3791348159 / ISBN 13: 9783791348155
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Title: MOTHER - Rare Pristine Copy of The First ...

Publisher: Munich, Germany: Prestel Verlag, 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 145 pages. Published in 2013. Collection of color photographs that add up to a visual narrative. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Elinor Carucci and Prestel Verlag: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Elinor Carucci. Essay by the great American novelist Francine Prose. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Elinor Carucci's "Mother". "When Elinor Carucci gave birth to her twins, she discovered the highs and lows that are part of every new mother's experience. A photographer accustomed to documenting very intimate moments, Carucci used her camera to deal with the maelstrom of emotions. She followed her babies as they grew into toddlers, then children, with their own complex relationships. Carucci's dramatic use of light and shadow and her uncanny ability to capture the freedom with which children express themselves imbue her images with a marvelous clarity. By turns touching, surprising, sensual, joyful, and unflinching, these striking pictures convey moments that are at once personal and universal" (Publisher's blurb). "Images that seem new no matter how well we may think we know the experiences and feelings they depict. Nothing, we feel, is left out" (Francine Prose). Well, the father is nowhere to be seen. Carucci is too shrewd to have overlooked Eran (he does appear in two photographs, as an oblique presence). He was the intriguing, attractive figure in "Closer", which she did not call "Wife" precisely because it was about him. She is essentially affirming what people often say about marriage: First, the focus of the woman's attention is the husband. But once the children come, the focus dramatically shifts. "Mother" is best appreciated together with "Closer" (the books are designed as companion volumes). An absolute "must-have" title for Elinor Carucci collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Elinor Carucci. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELINOR CARUCCI AND EILEEN COWIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3791348159. Bookseller Inventory # 19796

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Synopsis: Acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci takes on her most challenging and rewarding subject yet: motherhood. When Elinor Carucci gave birth to her twins, she discovered the highs and lows that are part of every new mother's experience. A noted photographer accustomed to documenting intimate moments, Carucci used her camera to deal with the maelstrom of emotions. She followed her babies as they grew into toddlers, then children, with their own complex relationships. Carucci's dramatic use of light and shadow and her uncanny ability to capture the freedom with which children express themselves imbue her images with a marvelous clarity. By turns touching, surprising, sensual, joyful, and unflinching, these striking pictures convey moments that are at once personal and universal--a child's runny nose, a fight between brother and sister, a fast-food meal, a warm embrace, a sleepless night, an ice cream cone. The result, as Francine Prose remarks in her foreword, are images that "seem new, no matter how well we may think we know . . . the experiences and feelings they depict. . . . Nothing, we feel, is left out."

From the Inside Flap: Acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci takes on her most challenging and rewarding subject yet: motherhood. By turns touching, surprising, sensual, joyful, and unflinching, these striking pictures convey moments that are at once personal and universal--a child's runny nose, a fight between brother and sister, a fast-food meal, a warm embrace, a sleepless night, an ice cream cone. The result, as Francine Prose remarks in her foreword, are images that "seem new, no matter how well we may think we know . . . the experiences and feelings they depict. . . . Nothing, we feel, is left out."

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