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SEEING AND BELIEVING: THE ART OF NANCY BURSON - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Nancy Burson

Burson, Nancy (Photographer) & Sand, Michael L. (Contributor)

Published by Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 2002
ISBN 10: 1931885036 / ISBN 13: 9781931885034
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Title: SEEING AND BELIEVING: THE ART OF NANCY ...

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 172 pages. Published in 2002. Landmark second collection of portrait-photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An eerily beautiful production by Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard covers that feature one of the photographer's most memorable closeup portraits with titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Nancy Burson. Essay by Michael L. Sand. In transparent glassine DJ, as issued. The stunning image underneath is visible but mediated by the DJ, making this one of the most beautifully conceived photography books in a very long time. Presents Nancy Burson's "Seeing And Believing". The work of one of the most innovative portrait photography specialists working today. Burson immediately established herself with her previous collection, "Faces", as a rapidly rising star. "Nancy Burson's catalogued work can be divided into three distinct phases: Between 1979 and 1991, she created computer-generated images of fantastic faces: Composites, aged portraits, and digitally manipulated facial anomalies. From 1991 to 1995, she made photographic portraits of what she calls 'special faces', children and adults whose appearances have been altered by disease, nature or circumstance. From 1996 to the present, she has been engaged in a range of projects that interlace her natural penchant for the fantastic, her paradoxical relationship with science, and an awareness of the spiritual connections between all living things. In each of these bodies of work, Burson has gone against the grain of technological change. Her early work with computers preceded her later straight photography whereas many photographers have in recent years integrated the computer into their image-making process. Her current production combines these two strategies with a twist" (Michael L. Sand). An absolute "must-have" title for Nancy Burson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Nancy Burson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few such signed 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 rare signed copy thus. 95 black-and-white and color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1931885036. Bookseller Inventory # 5790

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Synopsis: Burson's cataloged work can be divided into three distinct phases. Between 1979 and 1991 she created computer-generated images of fantastical faces: composites, aged portraits, and digitally manipulated facial anomalies. From 1991 to 1995 she made photographic portraits of what she calls "special faces," children and adults whose appearances have been altered by disease, nature, or circumstance. From 1996 to the present, she has been engaged in a range of projects that interlace her natural penchant for the fantastical, her paradoxical relationship with science, and an awareness of the spiritual connections between all living things. In each of these bodies of work, Burson has gone against the grain of technological change. Her early work with computers preceded her later 'straight' photography, whereas many photographers have in recent years integrated the computer into their image-making process. Her current production combines these two strategies, with a twist. -Michael L. Sand

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