New York: Aperture, 1980. First edition, Deluxe issue. Hardcover. 1/450. Tan cloth, title stamped in gray and white on cover with matching slipcase in original publishers shipping box. Some tearing to tape on box, abrasions on part of title on fore-edge of box. Illustrated with 94 reproductions of black and white photographs by Paul Strand. Includes original 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" hand-pulled, dust-grain photogravure (Iris, 1928) mounted on heavy card stock (13 3/4" x 16 3/4"). Photo protected by printed tissue guard signed by Hazel Strand all resting in paper- and original shipping sleeve. Blind-stamp of the estate in margin on paper sleeve. Preface by Paul Metcalf. Afterword by Beaumont Newhall. Shipping box and photogravure in very good, book and slipcase in near fine condition. vg. Item #16001
Paul Strand (1890-1976), was an American photographer and filmmaker who helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. Film credits include Manhatta (1921), Redes (1936), and Native Land (1942). Nancy Newhall (1908-1974), was a photography critic and founder of the influential photographic magazine 'Aperture'.