Early Joys. Photographs by Louis Stettner. Introduction by Brassai. Janet Iffland, Publisher, New York, 1987. 152 pp. Large quarto . First edition of 1000 copies. SIGNED on half-title page and dated, 'feb 96'. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions. Includes a preface and essay, "Case for the Indestructible Image," by Stettner plus excerpts from essays and reviews by numerous critics.
A few scuffs to lower board edges; else Fine-/Fine.
"No matter how passionately [Stettner] may become involved with what is most immediate and commonplace around us, he does not allow himself to be seduced by the picturesque. [His] stimulant, his pre-established theme is our natural environment, which he reveals with the utmost accuracy and the simplicity of great art"--from Brassai's introduction
Louis Stettner's New York, 1950s-1990s. Introduction by Barbara Einzig. Rizzoli, New York, 1996. 128 pp. Quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page. Hardbound with quarter cloth. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white reproductions.
Of all the photographers identified with New York, Stettner is most closely aligned with the aesthetic tradition of (mostly French) Humanist documentary (as represented by Kertesz, Cartier-Bresson, Boubat, Ronis, Doisneau and others). A tasteful Rizzoli production this volume offers one of the best overviews of Stettner's long career.