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The Work of Atget (4 Vols). Volume I: Old France, Volume II: the Art of Old Paris, Volume III: the Ancien Regime, Volume IV: Modern Times.

Szarkowski, John; Hambourg, Maria Morris

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ISBN 10: 087070205X / ISBN 13: 9780870702051
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. The Work of Atget (4 Vols). First Edition, 1981-1985: Spring Industries Series on the Art of Photography. "Atget was an artist in service to an Ideal: the creation of a body of photographs that would explain an issue of great richness and complexity -- the authentic character and spirit of his native culture. Almost all of these [photographs] describe the historic character of French life, as indicated by its architecture, its landscape, and its traditional labors and vernacular gestures." Volume I. Old France: 180 pp, Preface, Atget and the Art of Photography by John Szarkowski; 121 Plates; Notes by Maria Morris Hombourg with 83 b&w reference illustrations (1981). Volume II. The Art of Old Paris: 192 pp, acknowledgments, A Biography of Eugene Atget by Maria Morris Hambourt; Appendixes; Notes to the Biography, Bibliography; 117 Plates; Notes to the Plates by Maria Morris Hambourg with 95 b&w references (1982). Volume III. The Ancien Regime: 188 pp, acknowledgments, The Structure of the Work by Maria Morris Hambourg; Notes to the Essay; 120 Plates; Notes to the Plates by John Szarkowski; Appendix: The Chronological Chart of the Series with 47 b&w reference illustrations (1983). Volume IV. Modern Times: 186 pp, acknowledgments, Understandings of Atget by John Szarkowski; Notes to the Essay; 117 sepia Plates; Notes to the Plates by John Szarkowski; A Note on Atget's Prints, bibliography with 88 b&w reference illustrations (1985). Not Price Clipped. Brief inked inscription on ffep Volumes II & IV with small closed micro-tear to front fore-edge dj Volume IV, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with blind-stamped title to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003041

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Title: The Work of Atget (4 Vols). Volume I: Old ...

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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NY 1981 Museum of Modern Art. ISBN 0-97070-204-1. 4to., 177pp., photo illustrations, hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ, slightest possible amount of rubbing.

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George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.

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