Diary of Light, 1912-1985. Photographs by André Kertész. Foreword by Cornell Capa. Essay by Hal Hinson. Edited by Susan Harder with Hiroji Kubota. Aperture, New York, 1987. 206 pp. First English edition limited to 3000 copies. Clothbound with photo-illustrated dust jacket. Folio. 152 black-and-white tritone reproductions. Includes detailed chronology.
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the International Center for Photography, this book was the first major retrospective of Kertész's brilliant career, including images produced from 1912 until his death in 1985. In a first edition limited to 3,000 copies, this large-format, beautifully printed book offers an overview of Kertész' work in tritone facsimile reproductions, an extensive chronology, and an incisive essay by Hal Hinson, chosen expressly by the photographer to write the text. "A brilliant retrospective of Kertész's career. Stunning facsimile reproductions are achieved through the Tritone process."--the publisher.
Dust jacket is a bit scuffed along side edges and is lightly bumped along base, crown; otherwise a bright, Fine, and very clean copy of a truly magnificent book.