The Animals. Photographs by Garry Winogrand. With an afterword by John Szarkowski. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1969. Unpaged. Small oblong quarto. First Edition. SIGNED on title page. Stiff illustrated wrappers. 44 black=-and-white reproductions.
Winogrand's first book is a wry look at animals in the zoo and the people observing them. "I photograph to find out what the world looks like in a photograph," Winogrand famously said. "Certainly, if not directly social, Winogrand's images would seem to talk of social things," write Parr and Badger. "The overriding tenor of his imagery was an elemental angst a the human condition, making him--for all his outward ebullience--one of the most pessimistic photographers." Also included in Roth, Andrew Roth (ed.): The Book of 101 Books and 802 Photo Books. A selection from the M+M. Auer collection
Near Fine+/Fine-; delamination at extremities (typical of the title).