Harry Callahan: Color 1941 - 1980. Edited by Robert Tow and Ricker Winsor. Foreword by Jonathan Williams. Afterword by A.D. Coleman. Matrix Publications, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980. Square folio. Limited edition of 100 copies + 10 A.P. (this copy is A.P. X) Purple faux-leather stamped in silver. No dust jacket as issued. Cloth slipcase with tipped on cover photo (not shown).
In the shifting sands of cannon
Callahan took serious color photographs throughout his long career, beginning in his home city of Detroit in 1941, but his interest in the medium increased following his retirement from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1980. Images in this book were taken in Chicago, New York, Providence, Boston, Cape Cod, Venice, Ireland, Aix-en-Provence, Cairo, and a few other locales. The subjects are familiar Callahan imagery--cityscapes, beach scenes, his wife Eleanor in the nude.
"[Callahan's] obsessive interest in light, line and space and their interplay drove him to photograph one subject at a time exhaustively. 'I experiment with various techniques.' he once explained, 'to help me see things differently from the way I saw them before. That is seeing photographically, and when you see photographically you really see.'"--from Andy Grundberg's 1999 NY Times obituary
Tiny ding to front board; small scuff rear; otherwise Fine. Fine+ case without the typical sun-fading.