Harry Callahan, Photographs. Introductory statement by Hugo Weber. Van Riper & Thompson, Inc./El Mochuelo Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 1964. Unpaged. Small folio (13.5 x 11.5 in./ 34.5 x 29.5 cm). Edition limited to 1500 copies. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Callahan on front flyleaf to a well known anthropologist and documentary filmmaker 'For ___/Warm regards/Harry Callahan'. Black cloth with silver lettering; matching cloth slipcase. 126 full-page tritone and duotone reproductions printed by Meriden Gravure on coated stock. Comprehensive 9 pp. bibliography.
Included in Andrew Roth (ed.), The Book of 101 Books.. Early in his life Callahan studied engineering and worked in the photography labs of General Motors, but when he met Lazlo Moholy-Nagy in 1946 he decided to pursue photography as a career. Published by El Mochuelo Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, this definitive Callahan volume was produced at a time when large publishers were not supporting such deluxe photobook projects. Emphasis is on his minimalist nature studies, elegantly modernist images of his wife Eleanor, cityscapes, and multiple image experiments. The ravishing plates were printed by The Meriden Gravure Company. A scarce signed copy with a wonderful association.
Very Fine; a remarkable, near mint copy.