Evidence. Photographs selected by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Afterword by Robert Forth. Clatworthy Colorvues, California, 1977. Unpaged. First edition (limited to 1,800 copies). No dust jacket as issued. Quarto. Blue clothbound stamped in gilt. 50 black-and-white reproductions.
Evidence is a rather straightforward book. In The Books of 101 Books, David Levi Strauss sums it up as follows: "The concept for this book is clear--select photographs intended to be used as objective evidence and show that it is never that simple..." Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan combed through the photographic archives and repositories of over 100 corporations and government, educational, and medical institutions. Presented as formal objects, these evidential images are transformed into art photographs, calling into question all sorts of basic assumptions about the nature of truth and objectivity.
A gorgeous copy of a scarce first edition!
Very slight wear to tips; otherwise Fine and bright.