Imogen Cunningham: Photographs. With an Introduction by Margery Mann. University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1970. Second printing. Inscribed on plate 70: 'In memory of a day with ____/Imogen Cunningham, Nov. 1973'. Large quarto. Two color cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Library protector. 22 pp. text + list of plates + 94 plates + list of exhibitions + selected bibliography.
This was the first monograph on the photography of Imogen Cunningham; it contains ninety-four full-page images taken over her long career, which began in 1901 when her father built a darkroom in the woodshed behind their home in Seattle. This retrospective collection emphasizes portraits (including fine images of Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, and August Sander), nudes, and close-up plant and nature studies. Early in her career she did much pictorial work, but she then became a member of the famous West Coast f64 group, and began to follow the sharp focus modernist ideology of Edward Weston.
Near Fine+; personal inscription in Italian on front flyleaf; moderate rubbing to price-clipped jacket; 1" closed tear to front panel.