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ROBERT FRANK: PARIS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Frank, Robert (Photographer) & Eskildsen, Ute (Contributor)

Published by Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008
ISBN 10: 3865215246 / ISBN 13: 9783865215246
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Title: ROBERT FRANK: PARIS - Scarce Pristine Copy ...

Publisher: Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 110 pages. Published in 2008. Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the most important titles in Robert Frank's oeuvre. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2010 Reissued Edition, which has the same ISBN. Published as part of the Steidl "Robert Frank Project". The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format in square shape. Black cloth boards with red titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Interview conducted by Ute Eskildsen. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Robert Frank's photographs of Paris in the 1950's, most of which appear in book form for the very first time. Some of the images previously appeared in "Flower Is.", but this book presents the body of work as selected and edited by Robert Frank himself in their entirety. "Having left Switzerland in 1924, this 1951 trip to France was Frank's second return to Europe after he had settled in New York City in 1947, and some of the images he made during that visit have become iconic in the history of the medium. Frank's experience of the New World sharpened his eye for European urbanism. He saw the city's streets as a stage for human activity and focussed particularly on the flower sellers. His work clearly references Atget and invokes the tradition of the flaneur" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Frank completists. 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. Please note: It should not be confused with the Reissued Edition, which has the same ISBN. A scarce copy thus. 80 tritone plates. Three of Robert Frank's books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT FRANK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3865215246. Bookseller Inventory # 17964

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Synopsis: The publication of Paris marks the first time that the significant body of photographs which Robert Frank made in Paris in the early 1950s have been brought together in a single book. Having left Switzerland in 1924, this 1951 trip to France was only Frank's second return to Europe after he had settled in New York City in 1947, and some of the images he made during that visit have become iconic in the history of the medium. The 80 photographs reproduced here, which were selected by Frank and editor Ute Eskildsen, suggest that Frank's experience of the "new world" had sharpened his eye for European urbanism. He saw the city's streets as a stage for human activity and focused particularly on the flower sellers. His work clearly references Atget and invokes the tradition of the flaneur.

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