Nudes. Lee Friedlander. Pantheon Books, New York, 1991. Afterword by Ingrid Sischy. First edition. Oblong quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. AUTOGRAPHED BY FRIEDLANDER IN INK ON THE TITLE-PAGE.
A carefully sequenced book of eighty-four nudes chosen from Friedlander's fifteen years of working with a number of female models. From the dustjacket: "Little of this work has ever appeared. The photographs are both highly intimate and coolly detached. The frequently surprising perspectives are balanced by the mundane backdrops of ordinary life...." There is no mistaking the fact that these are late twentieth century photographs, different in attitude from the nudes of Weston or Brandt or Bravo. A young Madonna was one of Friedlander's models. The plates were made from tritone separations made by master printer Richard Benson and Thomas Palmer, and printed by Franklin Graphics in Providence.
A very fine copy.