Title: COME AGAIN: POLAROIDS BY ROBERT FRANK - Rare...
Publisher: Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2006
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 48 pages. Published in 2006. Artist Book. Retrospective collection of Polaroid photographs. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only and as part of the Steidl "Robert Frank Project". The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with photographic reproduction in front and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. There is no text. Printed in quadrotone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper using four-color matte inks and varnish coating by Steidl in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ/slipcase, as issued. Presents Robert Frank's "Come Again". His "Lebanon Polaroids", assembled by the photographer in one Notebook. The original remains in his possession. This Facsimile Edition reproduces its visual, even tactile subtleties, with the varnish coating, in particular, mimicking the Polaroid print's glossy finish. "In 1991, Robert Frank went to Beirut to photograph the city's devastation after the Civil War (1975-1990). He also made Polaroids which, upon his return home, he kept for himself. Many years later, he looked at those images again, and decided to create a sketchbook's worth of Polaroids. Robert Frank has worked almost exclusively with Polaroid in recent years, exploring the collage and assemblage possibilities of the instant photograph" (Gerhard Steidl). Frank's images of a devastated land capture in a rigorous documentary format a universal human tragedy as well as his own personal turmoil and pain. "He can portray real pain and capture profound depths of human emotion better than almost any other photographer; indeed, better than almost any other artist in any medium" (Martin Parr and Gerry Badger). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Frank collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Robert Frank. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is an art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online, is still in the publisher's original plastic wrappers, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: The photographer is notoriously averse to any kind of signing, but he made a very rare public appearance in New York City in conjunction with the book's publication. He signed copies for some people who waited patiently in line then abruptly and inexplicably left before he could sign the rest. Signed Robert Franks are rare, command as much as $20000 online even if they are not in fine condition, and will always keep their value. A rare signed copy thus. 24 quadrotone plates. Three of Robert Frank's books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". At the age of 92, Robert Frank was profiled in 2016 by The New York Times as "the greatest photographer of our time". A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT FRANK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3865212611. Bookseller Inventory # 15446
Synopsis: In November of 1991 Robert Frank went to Beirut on a commission to photograph the city's devastated downtown in the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Much of the work he did there, together with that of five other photographers with whom he shared the assignment, was put together in Beirut City Centre by Editions du Cypres in 1992. Alongside that commissioned work, he also made Polaroids of the city and its environs, which, on his return home, he stowed away in his studio. It was only many years later that he considered those images again, and used them to create a sketchbook's worth of Polaroid collages. Come Again is a facsimile reprint of that notebook. In recent years Frank has worked almost exclusively with Polaroids, exploring the collage and assemblage possibilities of the instant photograph. Come Again, which comes as a sewn softcover in a paper bag, printed with special four-color matt inks and a Polaroid varnish, offers insight into the early stages of Frank's experimentation with the Polaroid and presents a previously unseen artist's book.
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