VIVIAN MAIER: SELF-PORTRAIT - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing - ONLY COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST ONLINE
1st Printing. 120 pages. Published in 2013. Posthumous collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art of Vivian Maier. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. Salmon cloth boards with photographic reproduction on the front and back covers and maroon titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Vivian Maier. Edited by John Maloof. Essay by Elizabeth Avedon. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its rare First Edition format, "Vivian Maier: Self-Portrait". Her self-portraits, either as a mirror-reflection (hauntingly) or as a shadow (even more hauntingly). They bring to mind the iconic work of Lee Friedlander's own "Self-Portrait", which she was not aware of when she took these portraits, and were therefore not an "influence". What began as a cottage industry is now a full-fledged global business: "Celebrated by The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, American Photo, Town and Country, and countless other publications, the life's work of recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier has captivated the world and spawned comparisons to photography's Masters, including Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Walker Evans, and Weegee, among others. Now, for the first time, 'Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits' reveals the fullest and most intimate portrait of the artist to date with never-before-seen black-and-white and color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof Archive, the preeminent collector of the work of Vivian Maier, bringing us closer to the reclusive artist than ever before" (Publisher's blurb). Maier left behind a conservatively estimated 100, 000 photographs. Even though seven books and several features and documentaries of her life and work have already been released, they have barely scratched the surface, and there is no overlap in any of the books in terms of content (except for "Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found", which re-presents the images that are now identified with her in large-scale reproductions, together with many more, never-before-published ones). An absolute "must-have" title for Vivian Maier collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: ALL other copies available online are in innumerable subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. 60 black-and-white and color plates. The single greatest photographic discovery of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VIVIAN MAIER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1576876624. Bookseller Inventory # 19968
About this title:
Now, for the first time, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits reveals the fullest and most intimate portrait of the artist to date with approximately 60 never-before-seen black-and-white and four-color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof archive, the preeminent collector of the work of Vivian Maier and editor of the highly acclaimed Vivian Maier: Street Photographer (powerHouse Books, 2011)?bringing us closer to the reclusive artist than ever before.
About the Author:
There is still very little known about the life of Vivian Maier. What is known is that she was born in New York in 1926 and worked as a nanny for a family on Chicago's North Shore during the 50s and 60s. Seemingly without a family of her own, the children she cared for eventually acted as caregivers for Maier herself in the autumn of her life. She took hundreds of thousands of photographs in her lifetime, but never shared them with anyone. Maier lost possession of her art when her storage locker was sold off for non-payment. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 83.
John Maloof is a filmaker and street photographer. He discovered the first negatives of Vivian Maier's work in 2007 while compiling a book about the history of the neighborhood where he grew up. He edited the first published collection of Maier's work, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer (powerHouse Books, 2011).
Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and writer. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: Avedon: 1949?1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Richard Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to Le Journal de la Photographie profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography.
Title: VIVIAN MAIER: SELF-PORTRAIT - Rare Fine Copy...
Publisher: New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2013
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
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