THIS WAS THE PHOTO LEAGUE: COMPASSION AND THE CAMERA FROM THE DEPRESSION TO THE COLD WAR - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Hine, Lewis W.; Siskind, Aaron; Strand, Paul & Others

Published by Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001
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Title: THIS WAS THE PHOTO LEAGUE: COMPASSION AND ...

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 176 pages. Published in 2001. Exhibition Monograph. One of the most important photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run of 5000 copies as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by David Williams Chicago: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors. Edited and curated by Stephen Daiter. Essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. New Compilations of Photographer Biographies, Listings of Photo League Exhibitions, Workgroups, and Courses by Claire Cass. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Chicago to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark travelling exhibition in 2001. The collection has since been acquired by The Columbus Art Center Ohio University and is on display as part of its Permanent Collection. Presents "This Was The Photo League". The enduring quality and lasting significance of the organization called "The Photo League of New York" (1936-1951). A nonprofit organization of dedicated photographers, the League wanted to have fun, create art, and also change the world in the process. Most members were united in their belief in the transformative power of photography to effect social change during what was a tumultuous period in American history. Lavishly illustrated with the now-classic work of Berenice Abbott, Morris Engel, Lewis W. Hine, Marvin E. Newman, Ruth Orkin, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, Max Yavno, and Weegee, among so many other great names in photography. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is a contemporary photography book classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 169 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 17234

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