THIS LOT CONSISTS OF FOUR BOOKS PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1960 and 1974: Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Emblems & Rights, 1974 (shown); Jack Welpott: The Artist as Teacher, The Teacher as Artist, 1976; George Krause-1, 1972; Under the Sun: The Abstract Art of Camera Vision, 1960.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Emblems & Rights. Aperture Monograph. Edited with text by James Baker Hall. Reminiscence by Guy Davenport. First edition. Quarto. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Includes chronology and bibliography. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. Millerton, NY, Aperture, 1974. 142pp. Meatyard's photographs seamlessly blend a Surrealist's fascination with shocking oddities and a Faulkneresque attention to the immediate vicinity of the artist's own life. Slight rubbing and edge wear; otherwise Fine.
Jack Welpott: The Artist as Teacher, The Teacher as Artist. Photographs by Jack Welpott. Signed. Large folio. Saddle-stitched. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Introduction by Rodney C. Stuart. Essay by Henry Holmes Smith. Exhibition catalogue. 14 black-and-white reproductions. San Francisco Museum of Art, 1676. Unpaginated. A collection of Welpott's work from 1957 through 1975, highlight the development this important Bay Area photographer and teacher. Some shelf wear and yellowing; otherwise Fine.
George Krause-1. Photographs by George Krause. Introduction by Mark Power. Quarto. Hardbound with library protected dust jacket. 60 black-and-white reproductions. Haverford, PA, Toll and Armstrong, 1972. 62 pp. Krause was the first photographer to win the Prix de Rome and a Fulbright/Hays grant. He set the stage for the surrealist turns in the work of Leslie Krims and Duane Michals. Krause's photos are singular images, symbolic and alluding to fantasies within the frame. Power's text relates stories and memories of his friendship with Krause. Fine in Fine dust jacket.
Under the Sun: The Abstract Art of Camera Vision. Photographs and brief statements by Nathan Lyons, Syl Labrot, Walter Chappell. Oblong quarto. Hardbound with dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white and color reproductions. New York, George Braziller, 1960. Unpaginated. Presents the work of three highly individual photographers working in what was then a new abstract photographic language. Fine in Very Good dust jacket.