Considerably larger in format than the original, it also includes commentary on the photos by Klein himself. Standing alone without consideration for the original issue, this is a great book. Close up and in your face photo reportage by a great photographer.
Scarce in any edition and somewhat fragile. Very g ood in a very good dust jacket. Boards show only light wear.
Light wear to the dust jacket. Few scratches and scuff marks visible in the light. Internally, t he middle signatures are still secure. Usually they are loose or extend beyond the length of earlier or later pages. Internally clean, crisp and bright.
Vogue art director Alexander Liberman had agreed to pay him to photograph the city for a few months, though he was almost totally lacking in knowledge of or experience with a camera. The result was a collection of exuberant, cinematic images of the city's people and neighborhoods-by Klein's own description "pseudo-ethnography, parody, and Dada"-that Conde Nast never saw fit to publish. Reminiscent of Weegee in their grittiness, but with more humor and less sensationalism, and of Robert Frank in their unity of personal vision but not as bleak, the photographs are as vibrant today as when they were taken. Klein did publish a collection of these photos in Paris in 1956 in a book that is now a much-sought-after collector's item, but the man who went on to become a successful fashion and documentary photographer never saw this unique series widely exhibited or published in his home country-until now. Last year the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presented these photos as part of its inaugural exhibits.William Klein is recognized as one of the masters of photography, using a graphic "anti-technique". The item "William Klein New York 1954 1955 HC DJ English Dewi Lewis ED Photographs" is in sale since Monday, April 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hmxa15a" and is located in Island Park, New York.
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