The Europeans. Photographs and afterword by Tina Barney. Foreword by Graham Sheffield. Essay by Merry Forresta. Steidl and the Barbican Art Gallery London, Göttingen, 2005. 192 pp. Oblong quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page and dated 2005. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 83 color reproductions.
"For almost thirty years Tina Barney has constructed a critique of patrician otherness in photographs made in rambling New England beach houses and New York apartments. Now, in her series The Europeans, we're off on a twenty-first century version of the Grand Tour. From Austria (1996) and Italy (1996-1998) to England (2001), France (2002), Spain (2003), and Germany (2004). Barney has confirmed a New World fantasy: that (even if your vantage point starts out high) the Old World rich live differently from you and me."--Merry Forresta
Very slight curve to boards; some faint yellowing to jacket; otherwise Fine/Fine.