Gypsies. Photographs by Josef Koudelka. Forewords by Robert Delpire, John Szarkowski, and Anna Farova. Essay by Willy Guy. Aperture Books, New York, 1975. 144 pp. Squarish quarto. Stated First Printing. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
This Aperture edition is the classic collection of Josef Koudelka's photographs of gypsies--his portrait of the nomadic peoples of his native Czechoslovakia. "Koudelka's photographs aim at a distillation of a pattern of human values: a pattern that involves large gesture, brave style, precious camaraderie and bitter loneliness. The pattern and texture of his pictures form the silent equivalent of an epic drama."--John Szarkowski.
Near Fine-/Near Fine; internally clean; moderate foxing to boards, page edges and verso of jacket; a few spots of edge wear to jacket.