Paul Strand, Basil Davidson: Tir A'Mhurain. Outer Hebrides. Photographs by Paul Strand. Texts by Basil Davidson and Catherine Duncan. VEB Verlag der Kunst, Dresden, 1962. Quarto. First German edition (with text in English)*. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 105 gravure reproductions.
EDITION NOTE: A German language edition of Tir A'Mhurain from the same publisher was issued; this English language edition, published in Germany by the same house is, thus, likely part of a very small print run.
"The decision as to when to photograph, the actual click of the shutter, is purely controlled from the outside, by the flow of life, but it also comes from the mind and the heart of the artist. The photograph is his vision of the world and expresses, however subtly, his values and conviction."--Paul Strand.
For three months in 1954 Strand and his wife Hazel traversed the island of South Uist, off the west coast of Scotland. A Paul Strand classic, beautifully printed in gravure!
Fine- in Near Fine- dust jacket; moderate foxing and edge wear; 1/2" closed tear upper edge; small chip at crown of spine.