DOLLS AND MASKS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing
1st Printing. 135 pages. Published in 2011. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art of Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The First Hardcover Edition. Published simultaneously with the Deluxe Edition. An austerely elegant production by Radius Books: Oversize-volume format. Cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Text by Eugenia Parry and Elizabeth Siegel. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, which travelled on to other major venues. Presents Ralph Eugene Meatyard's "Dolls And Masks". Contextualizes some of Meatyard's most hauntingly beautiful images. Most of them have never before been seen in public. All of them appear in published form for the very first time. "Ralph Eugene Meatyard created and explored a fantasy world of dolls and masks in which his family and friends played the central roles on an ever-changing stage. His monograph, 'The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater', published posthumously in 1974, recorded his wife and family posed in various disquieting settings, wearing masks and holding dolls and evoking a penetrating emotional and psychological landscape. The book won his work critical acclaim and has been hugely influential in the intervening decades. 'Dolls And Masks' opens the doors on the decade of rich experimentation that immediately preceded its production. Writer and historian Eugenia Parry and curator Elizabeth Siegel contribute essays that set the stage for this foray into the unknown work of one of the last century's most intriguing photographers" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Ralph Eugene Meatyard collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of 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. A scarce copy thus. 70 tritone plates. Ralph Eugene Meatyard's "The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook" and by The Hasselblad Center. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 17793
Title: DOLLS AND MASKS - Scarce Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books, 2011
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
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