The Multiple Image. Harry Callahan. The Press of The Institute of Design, Chicago, 1961. First edition. Large square octavo. Saddle-stitched. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Unpaged. Designed by Massimo Vegnelli. One-page text by Jonathan Williams + seventeen well-printed halftone photographs on fourteen plates with facing captions. Printed by Heritage Printers.
Callahan's scarce first book, SIGNED IN INK BY CALLAHAN ON FRONT ENDPAPER.
At the time the book was published, Callahan was the head of the photography department at The Institute of Design of The Illinois Institute of Technology.
These multiple image photographs from the 1940's and 1950's are among the most experimental of his long career. Imagery includes cityscapes of Chicago and Detroit, nudes of Eleanor, and trees.
A fine copy, with just very slight handsoiling; two small erasure marks dull the shine of the front cover in the upper right corner.