Pleasures and Terrors. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Text by Carl Chiarenza. Foreword by James L. Enyeart. New York Graphic Society/Little, Brown, and Co., Boston in association with Center for Creative Photography, 1982. 283 pages. First edition. Signed on front fly-leaf. Quarto. Photo-illustrated library protected dust jacket. 74 duotone and 198 halftone illustrations.
This beautiful retrospective monograph and biography does justice to Siskind's career as a photographer of the abstract, which paralleled the development of the abstract expressionists, as well as his earlier imagery of Harlem, his levitation series, the Bucks County essay, and many lesser-known photographs. Chiarenza wrote a beautiful and highly informative account of the life of this great photographer and teacher. One of the great Siskind books.
A Fine copy of the definitive Siskind biography; only the lower board edges shows some slight wear.