The Art & Technique of Color Photography. Edited and designed by Alexander Liberman. Introduction by Aline B. Louchheim. Photographs by Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Andre Kertesz, Cecil Beaton, William Grigsby, Clifford Coffin, Constantin Joffe, Norman Parkinson, Haanel Cassidy, Richard Rutledge, Serge Balkin, Gjon Mili, John Rawlings, Herbert Matter, Anthony Denney, Frances McLaughlin, and Erwin Blumenfild. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1951. xvi pp. + 225 pp. INSCRIBED by IRVING PENN, 'To ____/with greetings/Irving Penn'. Large quarto (13 x 10 in./33 x 25.5 cm.) Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color reproductions.
"This book comes out at the threshold of the color era. In the selected examples of the work of these photographers in a variety of subjects- landscape, portrait, still-life, reportage, abstraction- one can evaluate the possibilities and limitations of the medium.It is through their passion to express themselves in the new art form that the photographers became the true pioneers of a new visual frontier. Their conquest had to be recorded and preserved, and the result is this book."--from Liberman's foreword.
Fine- in about Near Fine dust jacket; fading to board extremities; jacket with creasing to upper edge and corner; tips just a bit worn.