THIS LOT CONSISTS OF 3 BOOKS AND 2 EXHIBITION CATALOGUES ABOUT/ RELATING TO ALFRED STIEGLITZ: Robert Doty, Photography as a Fine Art; Paul Rosenfeld, Port of New York; Bram Dijkstra, The Hieroglyphics of a New Speech: Cubism, Stieglitz, and the Poetry of William Carlos Williams; and catalogues of exhibitions held at The Zabriskie Gallery (1978) and the National Gallery of Art (1983).
Photography as a Fine Art. Robert Doty. The George Eastman House, Rochester, 1960. Foreword by Beaumont Newhall. First edition. Gilt-stamped cloth in illustrated dustjacket. Tall octavo. 104 pp. Doty discusses the background and evolution of Stieglitz's Photo Secession, and places it in the context of the art of the period. The full-page halftone illustrations are from the quarterly periodical Camera Work. A fine copy in very good dustjacket; jacket has just minimal edge wear and one small chip at top of back hinge.
Port of New York. Paul Rosenfeld. With an Introductory Essay by Sherman Paul.University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1961. Second edition. Octavo. Silver-stamped cloth. lvi + 311 pp. Rosenfeld was an art critic who wrote contemporary criticism on the painters shown at Stieglitz's gallery '291.' This collection of essays on fourteen creative talents includes a forty-three page chapter on Stieglitz, as well as essays on Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove and John Marin. In the Stieglitz essay, Rosenfeld discusses Stieglitz's photographs that were exhibited in the early 1920's. A near fine copy.
The Hieroglypics of a New Speech. Cubism, Stieglitz, and the Early Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Bram Dijkstra. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1969. First edition. Octavo. Two color cloth in illustrated dustjacket.xviii + 218 pp. + twenty-one halftone plates. Considerable information on Stieglitz and his galleries, publications, and photographs. A very good copy with slightly tender inner front hinge; some light rubbing to dustjacket and a very minor stain on its back cover.
Alfred Stieglitz and An American Place, 1929-1946. Zabriskie Gallery, New York, 1978. Printed wrappers. Exhibition catalogue. Introduction by Doris Bry + 6 full-page plates of Stieglitz's photographs + 2 pp. listing of 66 works that had been displayed at An American Place that were shown together in this exhibition. Very good.
Alfred Stieglitz. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1983. Photo-illustrated stiff wrappers. 23 pp. Beautifully printed exhibition catalogue; nine illustrations. Georgia O'Keeffe donated the 'key set' of approximately 1600 photographs by Stieglitz to the National Gallery of Art; a retrospective exhibition was held and a major monograph issued by The Callaway Press. Near fine copy.