BELLOCQ: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM STORYVILLE: THE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Bellocq, E. J. (Photographer); Friedlander, Lee (Curator) & Sontag, Susan (Contributor)

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1st Printing. 83 pages. Published in 1996. Revised And Expanded Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very 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 Mark Holborn and Tracey Winwood: Oversize-volume format in very wide oblong shape. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by E. J. Bellocq. Essay by Susan Sontag. Interview by John Szarkowski. Each plate is reproduced directly from the new prints made by Lee Friedlander. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in its clarity, warmth, and tonal range. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents, in a Revised And Expanded production, E. J. Bellocq's "Photographs From Storyville: The Red-Light District of New Orleans". One of the most unforgettable sequences of vernacular photographs by a largely unknown photographer ever re-discovered. "First published in 1970 as a Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) publication in conjunction with the enormously successful exhibition, this edition is a completely new production, not just a new printing, of its ground-breaking predecessor. Made around 1912, the photographs constitute the only surviving work of the photographer whose work is now considered among the most intriguingly, seductively, and beguilingly erotic female nude photographs ever taken. All of the subjects who posed for E. J. Bellocq were prostitutes, and the combination of uninhibited sensuality, feminine candor, and a surprising aura of innocence makes these portraits unique in the history of photography" (Publisher's blurb). The glass plates were discovered and acquired by Lee Friedlander, who produced the first prints himself for the MOMA show and the 1970 volume. After a hiatus of twenty-five years, he decided to re-produce them, exclusively for this book, and in a larger format, which is critical as the images can now be viewed and enjoyed in exactly the same size as the original glass plates. He also added 18 never-before-seen photographs, bringing the total number to 52 prints in all. Susan Sontag, the great American critic and author of "On Photography" (1977), contributes a brilliant new Essay. Bellocq was clearly a regular paying patron of his subjects, which is how he gained photographic (aside from sexual) access to and intimacy with them. The basis of "Pretty Baby", by Louis Malle, with a nubile (and breathtakingly beautiful) Brooke Shields in her debut film appearance as a 12-year-old prostitute and Keith Carradine as E. J. Bellocq. An absolute "must-have" title for E. J. Bellocq collectors. This title is a great photography book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is, quite simply, the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. Please note: Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. 52 tritone plates. One of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO "E. J. BELLOCQ: STORYVILLE PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NEW ORLEANS RED-LIGHT DISTRICT, CIRCA 1912" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0679449752. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: An expanded and revised edition of the famous book of portraits of prostitutes in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, the inspiration for the Louis Malle film Pretty Baby. This new edition includes 52 tritone photos printed in a large format. The text from the original edition--by John Szarjowski, former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art--is reprinted here, along with a new Introduction by Susan Sontag.

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Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House

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