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RINEKE DIJKSTRA: BEACH PORTRAITS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Dijkstra, Rineke (Photographer); Wood, James N.; Ehlers, Caroline & Rondeau, James (Contributors)

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ISBN 10: 097024522X / ISBN 13: 9780970245229
Published by Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago/LaSalle Bank, 2002
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1st Printing. 72 pages. Published in 2002. Collection of color photographs. One of the most important photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Studio Blue Chicago: Oversize-volume format. Green cloth boards with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Rineke Dijkstra. Foreword by Thomas C. Heagy. Statement by James N. Wood. Essays by Caroline Ehlers and James Rondeau. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the spine, as issued. Published to commemorate the presentation of the collection's Complete Set to The Art Institute of Chicago by LaSalle Bank, then one of the most ardent corporate collectors of photographic prints in the world. Presents Rineke Djikstra's "Beach Portraits". First shown at the Photographers Gallery London and published as "Beaches". "Clad in little more than bathing suits, these young people are striking to behold. Remarkably clear and formally classical, each subject is frontally posed and shot straight-on. The resulting photographs participate in a quasi-scientific categorization reminiscent of the work of August Sander and Thomas Ruff. Yet Dijkstra's pictures are not just that. There is also something of the eccentric in them, something that comes closer to Diane Arbus' images. Seen together, the complete Series creates a kind of collective portrait of the existential insecurity and awkward beauty of youth" (Publisher's blurb). One of the leading contemporary photographers, Rineke Dijkstra was born in The Netherlands. She has been the subject of major exhibitions at museums and galleries, including The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Venice Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Photographers Gallery London. An absolute "must-have" title for Rineke Dijkstra collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command as much as $500. A rare copy thus. 20 color plates. Rineke Dijkstra's "Beaches", the basis of this title, was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RINEKE DIJKSTRA TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 097024522X. Bookseller Inventory # 12991

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Tall, skinny, short, round, squat, awkward, slouched, tanned, bashful, and sometimes unknowingly beautiful, the adolescents in Rineke Dijkstra's Beach Portraits stand alone, the ocean rolling behind them. Clad in little more than bathing suits, these young people are striking to behold. Remarkably clear and formally classical, each subject is frontally posed and shot straight on; the resulting photographs participate in a cold, quasi-scientific categorization reminiscent of the work of August Sander and Thomas Ruff. Yet Dijkstra's pictures are not just that--there is also something of the eccentric in them, something that comes closer to Diane Arbus's images. Seen together, the complete series of 20 Beach Portraits creates a kind of collective portrait of the existential insecurity and awkward beauty of youth.

About the Author: Rineke Dijkstra was born in 1959 in Sittard, the Netherlands, and lives and works in Amsterdam. She has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Venice Biennial; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Photographers Gallery, London.

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Title: RINEKE DIJKSTRA: BEACH PORTRAITS - Rare ...

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago/LaSalle Bank, 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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