THIS LOT CONSISTS OF 4 BOOKS: William Eggleston, Election Eve, 1977 (shown); Walker Evans, American Photographs, 1975 edition; Robert Frank The Americans, 1986 edition; Robert Frank and American Politics, 1985.
William Eggleston, Election Eve. Photographs by William Eggleston. Introduction by Jane Livingston. Oblong quarto. Wrappers. Saddle-stitched. Includes exhibition history and bibliography. 3 tipped-in color photographs. Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1977. Edition limited to 2000 copies. A slim exhibition catalogue upon which was based a much larger production put out by Caldecot Chubb in October of 1977. The pictures were shot in and around Plains, Georgia, hometown of former president Jimmy Carter, over a three-week period. A lovely, Fine copy of this scarce catalogue; Brodart protected.
American Photographs. Photographs by Walker Evans. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Square octavo. Photo-illustrated Wrappers. 87 black-and-white reproductions. East River Press, New York, 1975. 192 pp. Perhaps more than any other American photography book of the first half of this century, American Photographs gave rise to a new spirit of photography, becoming one of the most influential books of its kind ever published. A Fine copy with some age related yellowing and rubbing; upper corner of rear wrapper very lightly creased.
The Americans. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. First Pantheon edition. Oblong quarto. Clothbound in library protected dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. Pantheon, New York, 1986. Unpaged. Robert Frank's influential, classic vision of American life of the mid-1950s. Beautifully printed in Switzerland under Frank's supervision, The Americans is Frank's poetic view of the post-McCarthy years, cynical yet ultimately not without love. These pictures form a modern masterpiece as vital today as it was upon its first American publication in 1959. As Jack Kerouac says in his very funny and moving introduction: "he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world." Fine in Fine dust jacket; boards slightly splayed.
Robert Frank and American Politics. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Barbara Tannenbaum. Essay by David B. Cooper. Quarto. Wrappers. 16 duotone plates. Akron Art Museum, Akron, 1986. 28 pp. In 1984, Robert Frank was commissioned by Harold Hayes, editor of California magazine, to photograph the Democratic National Convention held in San Francisco. Some of those photographs along with Frank's work done in the 1950s were purchased by the Akron Art Museum in 1985. This catalogue reproduces the entire body of sixteen photographs purchased by the museum and explores their political significance. Fine.
Though out-of-print, this catalogue is still available in our database #AK002