In the American West. Photographs and foreword by Richard Avedon. Essay by Laura Wilson. Designed by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon. Harry Abrams, Inc., New York, 1985. 184 pp. Folio. Second printing. SIGNED on front flyleaf. Clothbound with embossed title and spine. Images tipped onto front and back boards. Original acetate jacket. 113 duotone illustrations with 1 gatefold.
Beginning in 1979, Richard Avedon produced this five year series of portraits of those who characterize the American West. Focusing on the men and women who work at hard, uncelebrated jobs, he photographed ranch workers, bartenders, oil field workers, miners, and rustlers, among many others. An extraordinary book that is certainly one is now acknowledged as one of Avedon's finest.
"The haunting portraits made in this book are among the most powerful that even Avedon has made."--Parr & Badger
Evidence. 1944-1994. Photographs and Text by Richard Avedon. Random House, 1994. 84 pp. Small folio. First edition. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. Printed dust jacket. Over 500 duotone reproductions.
Near Fine/Fine-; lower corners lightly abraded; faint yellowing to jacket.
Fine- in Fine-, moderately shelf worn, acetate; corners just slightly imperfect.