Lisette Model. Photographs by Lisette Model. Designed by Marvin Israel. Preface by Berenice Abbott. Design by Marvin Israel. Aperture, Millerton, NY, 1979. 112 pp. Elephant folio (15.75 x 12.5 in./ 39 x 30 cm.) Photo-illustrated boards. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Appx. 60 black-anhd-white reproductions.
From the preface by Berenice Abbott: "I know of no photographer who has photographed people as inwardly as Lisette Model. Her people are direct targets of an artist's vision. She has that necessary rapport with the human species of whatever hue or faction. She is very much at home with all kinds of people. She feels for them and understands them. Sensitivity and tenderness predominate so that the camera finger is on their very pulse. She is concerned about them, and allows them to speak for themselves.It is a large order to look at life unblinkingly in the midst of general confusion. I believe Lisette Model's seeing places her in the foreground of an elite group. She is part of no cult nor fad. She is always herself. Hers is the fearless eye. Lisette has said, 'Don't shoot 'till the subject hits you in the pit of your stomach.' She does not shrink from reality. She meets it head on. Concerned with art, the subject is lost. Concerned with the subject, art is found. This is Lisette Model."
Because of its out-size format, a title that is often found in rough shape; this copy Fine in Fine- jacket, with a touch of edge wear.