Immediate Family. Photographs by Sally Mann. Afterword by Reynolds Price. Aperture, New York, 1992. 88 pp. Quarto. First Edition, first printing. SIGNED on half-title page. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 65 duotone reproductions. Printed by L.E.G.O., Italy.
SIGNED, first printing of Sally Mann's controversial book of photographs of her children. The publisher states "Immediate Family is an exploration of the psyches of parents and children, probing the tears, fears, tribulations, and joys of growing up and of raising a family. . . . Mann states that the work is `about everybody's fears, as well as their memories.' Her pictures explore the eternal struggle between the child's simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomy--the holding on and the breaking away. This is the stuff of which Greek dramas are made: impatience, terror, self-discovery, self-doubt, vulnerability, pain, joy, fun. . . . ". A stunning essay is included by the poet Reynolds Price.
Fine- Near Fine jacket; very slight warp to boards; jacket worn and rippled at upper edge and 'tips' light rubbing.