Bruce Davidson Photographs. Bruce Davidson. With an Introduction by Henry Geldzahler. An Agrinde/Summit Book, New York, 1978. First edition. Oblong quarto. Two color cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 167 pp.
This retrospective monograph contains photographs from fifteen of Davidson's photo-essays taken over a twenty year period, including The Widow of Montmartre(1956), The Dwarf(1958), Brooklyn Gang(1959), The Bridge(1963), Black Americans(1962-65), The Cafeteria(1976). In a quote on the dustjacket flap, MOMA curator John Szarkowski summed up Davidson's talent in this way: "Few contemporary photographers give us their observations so unembellished - so free of apparent craft or artifice."
A near fine copy; top outer corners of the boards bumped and some scattered light soiling on endpapers. The dustjacket is very good, with same bumped upper corners, two creases in back inner flap, light surface marks on pack panel, and only very pale yellowing along top and bottom inch (the yellowing looks darker in the photograph than it does to the eye).