Made in France. Photographs by Richard Avedon. Text by Judith Thurman. Hardbound with tipped-in image on front and rear boards. Linen spine. No dust jacket as issued. Tall quarto. First and only edition of 5000 copies. 40 quadratone illustrations. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2001. 56 pp.
Made In France is a beautifully reproduced selection of work prints by Richard Avedon. Created in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar during the 50s, many of these images are published here for the first time. This body of work is a significant addition to the oeuvre of published Avedon images, complemented by the history surrounding the production of these particular prints. Each was made for the photographer by master printer Andre Gremola, and are reproduced to the exact scale, on their uncropped, original mounts. Avedon’s handwritten notations and crop lines provide a rare glimpse at the working methods of this master. A truly stunning book.
Boards a bit bowed; several small dents on front board; fore-edge of text block has eighth-inch tall horizontal mark; slight edge wear; otherwise near Fine.