Title: EYE MIND SPIRIT: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 80 pages. Published in 2008. Exhibition Catalog. Memorial collection of photographs. One of the finest Catalogs on the photographic art of Minor White. Limited Edition of 1500 numbered copies. The first and only edition. Published as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Joan Lyons: Oversize-volume format in square shape. Red cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted in front and gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Minor White. Edited with an Essay by Nathan Lyons. Essays by Peter C. Bunnell and Howard Greenberg. Printed in duotone on 100# Job Parilux Silk Text stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name (which celebrated the centenary year of Minor White's birth) held at the Howard Greenberg Gallery New York from September 12 through October 18, 2008. Presents, in a Limited Edition format, "Eye Mind Spirit". A memorial tribute to the art of Minor White, featuring plates of ravishing beauty. The accompanying essays succinctly sum up the photographer's life and achievement. "Features seminal works spanning his entire career. White's contribution to photography was formidable. In addition to being a master craftsman, he was also a highly influential writer, critic, curator, editor, and teacher. During the 1950's and 1960's, White's house in Rochester, New York served as an important meeting place for a number of photographers as well as the editorial offices of Aperture Magazine, which White founded in 1952 with Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall" (Publisher's blurb). "The hallmark of a Minor White photograph is always apparent. It is rooted in a tension between what is depicted - the reality of the moment in light - and what the image might signify. One can understand this and recognize that such intent requires a special consciousness" (Peter C. Bunnell). Minor White had very high expectations and standards for photography: A heightened aesthetic awareness, poetic vision, and ultimately, transcendent mysticism. These were not only eloquently articulated in his manifesto-essays, they were fully realized in his great photographs. An absolute "must-have" title for Minor White collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have major flaws and are remainder-marked, but because copies are rare, they command between $300 and $700. A rare copy thus. 55 duotone plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. ISBN 0974886300. Bookseller Inventory # 15612
Synopsis: In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of photo giant Minor White's birth, this volume features seminal works spanning his entire career. White's contribution to photography was formidable; in addition to being a master craftsman, he was also a highly influential writer, critic, curator, editor and teacher. During the 1950s and 60s, White's house in Rochester, New York, served as an important meeting place for a number of photographers as well as the editorial offices of Aperture magazine, which White founded in 1952 with Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall.
Born in 1908 in Minneapolis, Minor White created his first major photographs in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, for the Works Progress Administration. His first one-man exhibition was held at the Portland Art Museum in 1942. Over the course of his long career, White held positions at the California School of Fine Arts, the George Eastman House, the Rochester Institute of Technology and, from 1965 until his death in 1976, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His photographs are in the principal collections of Princeton University, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.
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