WATER'S EDGE - Rare Pristine Copy of The Limited Clamshell Box Edition: Signed by Harry Callahan

Callahan, Harry (Photographer) & Ammons, A.R. (Poet/Contributor)

Published by Lyme, CT: Callaway Editions, 1980
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Title: WATER'S EDGE - Rare Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: Lyme, CT: Callaway Editions, 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

Description:

1st Printing. Signed. 76 pages. Published in 1980. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs, presented as an Artist Book. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Limited Clamshell Box Edition of 216 numbered and signed copies. Please note: This copy is "Out of Series" (the space intended for the limitation number was left blank), does not come with the print, but is signed by Harry Callahan. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which is inferior to it in terms of production values. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Harry Callahan, Nicholas Callaway, Anne Kennedy, and Katy Homans: Oversize-volume format. Hand-crafted beige linen cloth boards. Photographs by Harry Callahan. Poem by A. R. Ammons. Matching hand-crafted clamshell box. Printed on 100 LB Quintessence Paper using 300-line offset lithography by Acme Printing Company in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is amazing in its purity, rich tonal range, and warmth. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Harry Callahan's "Water's Edge". His greatest body of work. "From 1941 to the 1970's, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the dunes of Cape Cod, Callahan continually returned to his theme. First influenced by Ansel Adams and later nourished by the encouragement of Moholy-Nagy and Edward Steichen, Callahan's 'Beach Series' reveals a strength and clarity of design and form that are uniquely his own. With a reverential respect toward place, he uses the elements of the landscape - the ethereal light of the shore, the serene expanses of space, the forms shaped by ocean and wind - to create an extraordinary series of photographs, contemporary yet timeless. A. R. Ammons' poem, 'Corsons Inlet', evokes a sense of the beach complementary to Callahan's own vision, and in the Afterword, Callahan himself writes of the significance of the 'Beach Series' in his photographic oeuvre" (Publisher's blurb). A masterpiece. An absolute "must-have" title for Harry Callahan collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Clamshell Box Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Harry Callahan. This title is a great photography book. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Clamshell Box Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This copy is "Out Of Series", with the space intended for the limitation number left blank, and without the print. It nevertheless remains eminently collectible because of the book itself, its exquisite production, and Callahan's signature. Far too many copies available online, particularly of the regular trade edition, have major flaws yet command incredible prices whereas the Limited Edition commands at least $5000 because of the print. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 48 plates, 2 gatefolds. Harry Callahan's "Water's Edge" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19800

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