Title: ALL AROUND THE HOUSE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ...
Publisher: Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago, 1998
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 95 pages. Published in 1998. Retrospective Exhibition Monograph. Collection of color photographs. One of the most important photographic documents of its subject ever published. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confsued with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. The book is very beautifully produced on pictorial softcovers, with full-page color photographic plates by Jay Wolke and illuminating Essays by David Travis and Joel Snyder. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Meridian Printing Rhode Island in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retroepctive exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. Presents Jay Wolke's "All Around The House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life". Astonishing and unusual pictures of Jewish life in America. "An entirely different view of the Jewish experience. Shows Jews of Chicago and its suburbs, full of life and passion, glorying in their communal life: A baby's bris, men reading the Torah, boys at a morning service, a Passover Seder, Chanukah candle lighting" (Publisher's blurb). "A view of the complex culture of a people whose devotion to The Past everywhere intersects with the anxieties, pressures, and pleasures of The Present" (Joel Snyder). Yes, that is so true. The stunning cover image alone of a handsome, young Jewish boy, his hair dyed blonde, wearing jersey shorts over his traditional garb, captures the Jewish-American in all of his (or her) complicated, assimilated, and un-assimilated glory. An absolute "must-have" title for Jay Wolke collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: The book was published as a softcover original only. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAY WOLKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0865591652. Bookseller Inventory # 20338
Synopsis: Contributions by Joel Snyder. Text by David Travis.
From Library Journal:
"We are still a people in exile, wandering in the desert," said David Ben Gurion, quoted at the beginning of Brenner's wondrous photographic essay celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Israel. Brenner, winner of the 1992 Prix de Rome and creator of Jews/America/A Representation (Abrams, 1996), spent nearly two decades photographing Jews throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Here he presents photographs of individuals and families who have since emigrated to Israel. Stark, powerful, and artfully posed, the black-and-white photographs showing these strangers in their strange new land are juxtaposed with their original photos: a Russian steelworker with her teenaged son, the mother now retired and the son a draftee; a group of Russian barbers bathing?and barbering?in the Dead Sea; a Yugoslavian banker (now a gas station attendant) and his family picnicking at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem; an Estonian girl on her wedding day in Jaffa. In the stillness of these images one can hear the silent cries of exile, the anguished whispers of "Who am I? Who was I?" American photographer Wolke presents an entirely different view of the Jewish experience: his color photographs, exhibited this year at the Art Institute of Chicago (this book is the catalog), show Jews of Chicago and its suburbs, full of life and passion, glorying in their communal life: a baby's bris, men reading the Torah, boys at a morning service, a Passover seder, Chanukah candle lighting. As University of Chicago art historian Joel Snyder remarks in his introduction, Wolke's snapshot-like photographs allow "a view of the complex culture of a people whose devotion to the past everywhere intersects with the anxieties and pressures and pleasures of the present." These two very different documentary volumes are highly recommended for both Judaica and photography collections.?Marcia G. Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., CT
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