Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph (2 vols.). Vol. 1, 1915-1946, Vol. 2, 1950-1968 (shown). Aperture Foundation, Millerton, NY, 1972. 382 pp (volumes are consecutively paginated). Large quartos. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jackets. Numerous reproductions overseen by Strand himself.
The essential two-volume retrospective of one of the great twentieth century Modernist innovators in photography!!
"During the early years, working in close contact with John Marin, Gaston Lachaise, Georgia O'Keefe, Marsden Hartley, and Alfred Stieglitz, Strand photographed with a purity of vision, combining the essentials of poetry with a deep feeling for the fundamental qualities of his subjects. His early work led to a greater awareness of the objective world. The early work includes street scenes as well as early experiments in abstraction published in Camera Work. The period of work which forms Vol. II of this monograph is characterized by a gradual absorption of the life and nature of ancient lands, of the old civilizations and the new, and a sympathetic perception of the eternal qualities of endurance and renewal of seemingly distant people."--the publisher.
Vol. I: Fine- in Near Fine+ jacket; scattered foxing upper page edges; wear to upper edge with three tiny tears (1/8-1/4"); Vol. II Fine in Fine-, lightly edge worn jacket.