Evidence. Photographs selected by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Afterword by Robert Forth. First edition. No dust jacket as issued. Quarto. Blue clothbound stamped in gilt. 50 black-and-white reproductions. 1,800 copies the entire edition. Clatworthy Colorvues, California, 1977.
Evidence is a rather straightforward book. David Levi Strauss sums it up in his description in The Books of 101 Books. "The concept for this book is clear--select photographs intended to be used as objective evidence and show that it is never that simple..." Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan combed through the photographic archives and repositories of over 100 corporations and government, educational, and medical institutions. Presented as formal objects, these evidential images are transformed into art photographs, calling into question all sorts of basic assumptions about the nature of truth and objectivity.
A Fine copy of this ground breaking work; only the slightest wear to lower board edges and corners. Protected by clear, stiff acetate.