Elliott Erwitt: Snaps. Texts by Murray Sayle and Charles Flowers. Phaidon, London/New York, 2001. 544 pp. Quarto (11 x 7.75 in./28 x 19.5 cm) Deluxe Limited edition of 150 SIGNED and numbered copies. Accompanied by a SIGNED silver gelatin print, 'Paris, 1989' (SIGNED and numbered on recto; 11 x 14* in./ 28 x 35.5 cm)*. Clothbound with silver stamped title. No jacket as issued. Deluxe edition housed in oversize*, custom cloth clam shell case with print in folio affixed to inner cover.
*Edition Note: Of the several prints available, this is the only one printed in teh 11 x 14 in. size; others were all done in the 8 x 10 in. size and are housed with the book in a smaller size case.
"Rare among photographers, Erwitt can make you laugh out loud (just turn to pages 86–87), but his scope is Tolstoyan. This 550-page retrospective will absorb you for years."--The Independent
From the publisher:
"The first comprehensive monograph covering the complete career of Elliott Erwitt (b.1928), one of the leading photographers of his generation, and an influential member of the Magnum photographic agency since 1954
Offers a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the amusing over a 50-year period, through the lens of one of the period's finest image makers
Contains over 200 previously unpublished photographs to reveal the extent of Erwitt's prolific photographic output
Includes images of places, things, people and animals all over the globe, captured in Erwitt's unmistakable, often witty, style"