Title: VIVIAN MAIER: SELF-PORTRAIT - Rare Fine Copy...
Publisher: New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2013
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 120 pages. Published in 2013. Posthumous collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art of Vivian Maier. 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 that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. Salmon cloth boards with photographic reproduction on the front and back covers and maroon titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Vivian Maier. Edited by John Maloof. Essay by Elizabeth Avedon. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its rare First Edition format, "Vivian Maier: Self-Portrait". The collection shows Maier in most of her self-portraits either as a mirror-reflection (hauntingly) or a shadow (even more hauntingly), and brings to mind the iconic work of Lee Friedlander's own "Self-Portrait", which she was not aware of when she took these portraits and were therefore not an "influence". What began as a cottage industry is now a full-fledged global business: "Celebrated by The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, American Photo, Town and Country, and countless other publications, the life's work of recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier has captivated the world and spawned comparisons to photography's Masters, including Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Walker Evans, and Weegee, among others. Now, for the first time, 'Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits' reveals the fullest and most intimate portrait of the artist to date with never-before-seen black-and-white and color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof Archive, the preeminent collector of the work of Vivian Maier, bringing us closer to the reclusive artist than ever before" (Publisher's blurb). Maier left behind a conservatively estimated 100, 000 photographs. Even though seven books and several features and documentaries of her life and work have already been released, they have barely scratched the surface, and there is no overlap in any of the books in terms of content (except for "Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found", which re-presents the images that are now identified with her in large-scale reproductions, together with many more, never-before-published ones). This is one of the most beautifully produced books on her work thus far. An absolute "must-have" title for Vivian Maier collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: All other copies available online are in innumerable subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. 60 black-and-white and color plates. The single greatest photographic discovery of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VIVIAN MAIER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1576876624. Bookseller Inventory # 19968
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