Paul Outerbridge. A Singular Aesthetic. Photographs & Drawings 1921 - 1941. A Catalogue Raisonne. Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California, 1981. First edition. Large quarto. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 239 pp.
An essential reference to the work of Paul Outerbridge, illustrated with hundreds of illustrations in monochrome and color. Illustrated essay traces Outerbridge's photographic career and places him in the larger context of twentieth century art. The catalogue raisonne is divided into sections: Platinum and Silver Bromide Prints, 1921 - 1932; Drawings, 1934; Carbro-Color Prints, 1935-1939; Supplementary Photographs, 1921-1934. Appended material includes a 21 page essay by Outerbridge entitled "The Carbro Process"; chronology; selected bibliography; list of exhibitions and institutional collections that hold his prints.
A very fine copy; one small stray pen mark on cover.