THIS LOT CONSISTS OF 4 BOOKS: Lee Witkin, A Ten Year Salute: The Witkin Gallery, 1969-1979; Clifford Ackley, Private Realities: Recent American Photography, 1974 (shown); Beaumont Newhall, The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day1949; Nathan Lyons, Photography in the Twentieth Century1967.
A Ten Year Salute: The Witkin Gallery, 1969-1979. A Selection of Photographs in Celebration. Foreword by Carol Brown. Introduction by Lee Witkin. Memories by Barbara Morgan, Dan Berley, and others. Quarto. Hardbound with library protected dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white and color reproductions. Addison House, Danbury, New Hampshire, 1979. 199 pp. A wonderful reference for an important gallery; includes a schedule of exhibitions and extensive oral history.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
Private Realities: Recent American Photography. Photographs by numerous artists. Text by Clifford Ackley. Hardbound with library protected, photo-illustrated dust jacket. Includes exhibition checklist. 40 black-and-white plates. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1974. Unpaged. Includes early work by Emmet Gowin, Leslie Krims, Jerry Uelsmann, and others. Fine in Fine dust jacket.
The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day. Text by Beaumont Newhall. Quarto. Hardbound with library protected dust jacket. Over 160 reproductions. Includes sources for quotations and bibliography. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1949. 256 pp. A book that goes to great effort to incorporate photography into the history of Modernism. Produced by MoMA only four years after they mounted their first-ever solo exhibition by a photographer (Paul Strand in 1945). Protected dust jacket has some edge wear and chipping; otherwise Fine.
Photography in the Twentieth Century. Text by Nathan Lyons. Photographs by numerous artists. Squarish quarto. Hardbound. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. George Eastman House of Photography, Rochester, NY, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, 1967. According to Lyons, this book is a "visual anthology of the picture making concerns of photographers in the Twentieth Century." Fine.