Title: WOMAN: A CELEBRATION - Rare Pristine Copy of...
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 150 pages. Published in 2003. Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books of its kind ever published. 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 upon publication. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Peter Fetterman and Scott Rivera: Small-size volume format. Orange cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted in front and white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of 20th-century and contemporary photography. Introduction by Peter Fetterman. Essay by the legendary Hollywood actor and collector Whoopi Goldberg. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Publisher's sleeve intact. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Woman: A Celebration". A gem. Every single portrait in this book is a beauty: "A photographic homage to Woman in all her glorious diversity and mystery. From a rare image of a grinning Greta Garbo to the direct gaze of a young Guatemalan woman, 'Woman' revels in the breadth of the human experience, with the feted and the nameless shoulder-to-shoulder. The work of dozens of immortal photographers - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Willy Ronis, Ruth Orkin, and many more - fills this volume. These photographs embody the many moods of their subjects in a breadth of photographic styles, from sepia-tinged Pictorialism to guilelessly Modern. A book as captivating as its focus, this small but substantial package is virtually a history of the photographic medium vis-a-vis its timeless subject" (Publisher's blurb). The "direct gaze of a young Guatemalan woman" is otherwise known as "La Rosa" ("The Rose"), Luis Gonzalez Palma's single greatest portrait. Like another great artist/photographer/lover of his subject, he can honestly say: "My medium is Woman" (Alfred Stieglitz). An absolute "must-have" title for Luis Gonzalez Palma and photography book collectors. This copy is very prominently, uniquely, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on his Contribution ("La Rosa", Plate #65) by Luis Gonzalez Palma. It is signed directly on the page itself (right underneath the plate, as he would have signed an original print), not on a tipped-in page. It is Gonzalez Palma's single greatest portrait. This title is a photography book 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. Please note: This signed copy comes directly from Luis Gonzalez Palma's Chicago gallery. The First Edition sold out upon publication. ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings. A rare signed copy thus. 120 black-and-white and color plates. Some of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0811840980. Bookseller Inventory # 20334
Synopsis: This jewel-like, clothbound volume is a photographic homage to woman in all her glorious diversity and mystery. From a rare image of a grinning Greta Garbo to the direct gaze of a young Guatemalan woman, Woman revels in the breadth of the human experience, with the feted and the nameless shoulder to shoulder. The work of dozens of immortal photographers—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Willy Ronis, Ruth Orkin, and many more—fills this volume with over 100 photos. These photographs embody the many moods of their subjects in a breadth of photographic styles, from sepia-tinged pictorialism to guilelessly modern. A book as captivating as its focus, this small but substantial package is virtually a history of the photographic medium vis- -vis its timeless subject, and the perfect gift for anyone who is, knows, or loves a woman.
About the Author: Peter Fetterman is a fine art photography dealer in Santa Monica, California.
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