Close-Up. Photographs and texts by William Klein. Thames and Hudson, New York, 1989. 175 pp. Small folio. Hardbound with library protected dust jacket. 80 double-page duotone illustrations.
Spanning several decades, this collection of William Klein's work serves as a vivid reminder of his radical questioning of the prevailing photographic myths of objectivity and non-intervention. Eighty double-page photographs--all taken up close with a wide-angle lens--include images of Muhammad Ali winning in Zaire, President Mitterand in Paris, the Pope at Lourdes, Jesse Jackson in Atlanta, and many others. In his revealing and provocative text, Klein writes about himself, the subjects, and his photographs.
A Very Fine copy of this wonderful monograph that confirms Klein's place as one of the finest photo documentarians of the twentieth century.