Death in the Making. Photographs by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro with captions by Capa. Preface by Jay Allen. Arrangement by André Kertsz. Covici Friede, New York, 1938. Unpaged (98 pp). Quarto (11 x 8.5 in./28 x 21.5 cm). Original khaki cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 148 black and white photographs.
"The Spanish Civil War was an important conflict, not just because it was the first direct challenge to fascism, but also in terms of modern photojournalism. It witnessed the birth of the modern war photographer, exemplified by Capa, a figure who, because of his nominal independence from the military authorities, could perhaps be considered a more reliable witness than the 'official' photographers. If, as they say, truth is the first casualty in the fog of war, the 'independent' photojournalist who focuses not so much on the conflict as the people caught up in it, can at least help us peer through the mist a little"--Parr & Badger
Near Fine with some uneven fading to extremities; top and bottom of spine lightly abraded; jacket about complete, with losses to top and bottom edges.