Harry Callahan: Color 1941-1980 + MoMA Catalogue (BOTH Signed) + Important 1961 Catalogue
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Callahan. Edited with an introduction by John Szarkowski. An Aperture Book in association with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1976. 203 pp. Large quarto. INSCRIBED on half-title page, 'To____/Harry Callahan.' Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions by Rapoport Printing.
Fine in Fine dust jacket



One of the finest surveys of Callahan's work, this catalogue was produced in conjunction with a major retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976. The beautifully printed reproductions rival the original prints.

Harry Callahan: Color 1941 - 1980. Edited by Robert Tow and Ricker Winsor. Foreword by Jonathan Williams. Afterword by A.D. Coleman. Matrix Publications, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980. Square folio. INSCRIBED and dated '1/11/81' on title page. page. Grey cloth stamped in yellow in matching slipcase with color photo-illustration mounted on cover. NOTE: Cover image slightly cropped.
Fine-in Fine-slipcase; case and book typically sun-faded; light wear to extremities.

Callahan took serious color photographs throughout his long career, beginning in his home city of Detroit in 1941, but his interest in the medium increased following his retirement from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1980. Images in this book were taken in Chicago, New York, Providence, Boston, Cape Cod, Venice, Ireland, Aix-en-Provence, Cairo, and a few other locales. The subjects are familiar Callahan imagery--cityscapes, beach scenes, his wife Eleanor in the nude. "[Callahan's] obsessive interest in light, line and space and their interplay drove him to photograph one subject at a time exhaustively. 'I experiment with various techniques.' he once explained, 'to help me see things differently from the way I saw them before. That is seeing photographically, and when you see photographically you really see.'"--from Andy Grundberg's 1999 NY Times obituary

Six Photographers. An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. Brief preface by Art Sinsabaugh. College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1961. 16 pp. Tall quarto. Stiff wrappers. Saddle stitched. Black-and-white reproductions.
Near Fine; covers faded at extremities; staples rusted; light edge wear

An exhibition of "expressive" photography organized by Art Sinsabaugh. Photographers were Callahan, Robert Frank, William Garnett, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Wayne Miller, and Henry Holmes Smith.
Harry Callahan: Color 1941-1980 + MoMA Catalogue (BOTH Signed) + Important 1961 Catalogue
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