The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater. Jargon 76. Photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Texts by Jonathan Greene, Ronald Johnson, Guy Mendes, Thomas Meyer, and Jonathan Williams. The Jargon Society, Winston Salem, NC, 1974. 84 pp. First edition. Quarto. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white illustrations.
The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater was produced during the last two years of Meatyard's life. David Levi-Strauss describes it as the artist's "...purest statement. In its forthrightness and gothic loopiness, it manages to illuminate two truths simultaneously: that we are all the same, really; and that we are all different, under the masks."--quoted in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books
Fine- in Near Fine+ jacket; very slight 'kiss' to foot of spine; jacket lightly rubbed with two small edge tears (less than 1/4"); trace of 'delamination' lower edge; previous owner's name hand-written in ink on front free-endpaper.