Title: FREDERICK SOMMER: THE BOX - Scarce Pristine ...
Publisher: Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 1994
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 64 pages. Published in 1994. Artist Book. One of the most beautiful photography books of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the Second Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a boxed set only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Frederick Sommer and Chris Pichler: Clear lucite box. Photographs by Frederick Sommer. The box contains sixty-four 4 X 4 inch photographic-reproduction cards, which can be viewed and enjoyed in no particular order. The randomness allows the collector to create his or her own personal exhibition of the images. Printed on heavy stock paper in Germany by Druckerei Karl Braunstein Munich to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Frederick Sommer's "The Box". Some of Frederick Sommer's finest and most representative images in a highly collectible format. The ingenious, innovative, and austerely beautiful book boxes created by Nazraeli Press (Michiko Kon and Masao Yamamoto also contributed to the Series and the success of Sommer's Box led to a sequel called "Son of the Box"). "Frederick Sommer first became renowned for his austere desert landscapes and portraits: A flattened jackrabbit from 1939, a portrait of Max Ernst merged with the side of a weathered building. He later turned his fascination with what he termed 'elegance of form' in surprising directions: A series of dramatically lit paper cutouts from the late 1970's and his photo-collages from the 1990's, meticulous works incorporating anatomical drawings" (Publisher's blurb). Working throughout the entire spectrum of photography with a Surrealist sensibility, Sommer has produced a body of work which is as disturbing as it is exquisite. An absolute "must-have" title for Frederick Sommer collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Card, and is very prominently and beautifully numbered in pencil. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Limited Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command as much as $400. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. 64 plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER FRDERICK SOMMER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3923922205. Bookseller Inventory # 14469
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