Charles Sheeler: The Photographs. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Norman Keyes, Jr., eds. First edition. Squarish quarto. Clothbound with silver embossed boards and spine. Dust jacket. 90 tritone and 78 duotone illustrations. NY Graphic Society/Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1987. 162 pp.
One of a two-volume, definitive study of the art of Charles Sheeler that was published in conjunction with his first major retrospective in twenty years, held at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. This volume focuses on his photographic work. In Sheeler's own words, photography possesses "an exactitude unequaled by any other form of expression." Edward Steichen, speaking for his fellow modernist photographers, once said of Sheeler, "Well before the rest of us, he was the first to master objectivity."
Shelf wear to lower board edge; otherwise Very Fine in a Fine dust jacket.