THIS LOT CONSISTS OF TWO BOOKS: Photography: A Facet of Modernism by Van Deren Coke with Diana C. Du Pont and Beaumont Newhall. Colleagues and Friends.
Van Deren Coke with Diana C. Du Pont. Photography: A Facet of Modernism. San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, 1986. First edition. Large quarto. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 196 pp. Presents innovative modernist photographs by sixty-seven photographers from the collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with an eye toward the relationships between photography and art in the twentieth century. Plates handsomely printed in color and duotone. A very fine copy.
Beaumont Newhall. Colleagues and Friends. Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1993. First edition. Octavo. Stiff embossed grey wrappers. 60 pp. A beautiful illustrated homage to the career of Beaumont Newhall, who had been the photography curator at The Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, and The University of New Mexico. With tributes and correspondence. Includes illustrations of the work of Adams, Cameron, Emerson, Frederick Evans, Laura Gilpin, Moholy-Nagy, Beaumont Newhall, Van Dyke, and others. Very fine copy.