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New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art, 1995. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. As New/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art, 1995. Softcover. As New/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. Collection of photographs. One of the most important art photography books of the 20th century. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Second, Third, and Fourth editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia and Jody Hanson: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and photo-tableaux by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. Essay by Peter Galassi. Printed on thick coated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the work that secured Philip-Lorca DiCorcia's place at the forefront of contemporary art photography. DiCorcia's photography is influenced primarily by film-making, which he divides into two styles: The first is profoundly suggestive of a wider world beyond the frame (as in Jean Renoir and Francois Truffaut). The second is a closed world, where one's gaze is completely focussed on the frame because everything is contained within it (as in Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson). The dominant tradition in photography has been much closer to the first cinematic style (as in Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand), in street photography that feels effortless and spontaneous, alludes to the city-at-large and ultimately, to our world. DiCorcia admires this great tradition enormously. Still, a whole body of work already exists, and it could not be improved upon. Instead, he feels that the opportunity for an ambitious photographer (like himself) lies in creating private worlds, his as well as other human beings'. Hence his meticulously directed photographs and photo-tableaux, with their precise, deliberate, and static yet ineffable ambience, a universe unto itself, whose possibilities are defined solely by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. His stated wish is that this willed omniscience enables him to hint at the mysterious and sublime: "Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks" (Philip-Lorca DiCorcia). An absolute "must-have" title for Philip-Lorca DiCorcia collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Beware: Almost all other copies available online, signed or un-signed, are subsequent printings and as such, do not have the same collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. 55 color plates. One of the most important and influential living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0870701452.
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