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Harry Callahan: Water's Edge, Deluxe Limited Edition (with Gelatin Silver Print "Cape Cod, 1972" from Series I)
Callaway Editions, Lyme, Connecticut 1980 - First edition, first printing. Deluxe limited edition of 216 copies, each with one of four gelatin silver prints (numbered with Roman numerals I-IV), this being print I ("Cape Cod, 1972"), printed by Harry Callahan and mounted on debossed, pure rag Fabriano Tiepolo Etching paper. The print (image size 5-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches, paper size 13-3/8 x 10-7/8 inches) is signed and numbered I/29 (of 50 prints) in pencil by Callahan on the lower margin, and additionally signed, numbered, and titled in pencil verso by Callahan. The print is contained in a debossed textured folio, which is enclosed together with the book in a custom Dutch linen cloth-covered, vellum quarter-bound clamshell box handmade by Lisa Callaway. The book is numbered in pencil and signed in black ink by Callahan on the limitation page. Hardcover. Beige Dutch linen cloth-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Harry Callahan. Introductory poem by A. R. Ammons. Designed by Nicholas Callaway and Anne Kennedy, with Katy Homans. Unpaginated (76 pp., including two 2-page gatefolds), with 48 duotone plates exquisitely printed in the United States on 100 lb. Quintessence paper using 300-line offset lithography by Acme Printing Company. 14-3/8 x 11-5/8 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] CONDITION: Fine. Print, book and enclosures in Mint condition.From the publisher: "Water's Edge presents for the first time in a single volume what many consider to be Harry Callahan's greatest achievement in photography -- the Beach Series. From 1941 to [the 1970s], from the shores of Lake Michigan to the dunes of Cape Cod, Callahan has continually returned to this theme. First influenced by Ansel Adams, and later nourished by the encouragement of Moholy-Nagy and Edward Steichen, Callahan's Beach Series reveals a strength and clarity of design and form that are uniquely his own. With a reverential respect toward place, he uses the elements of the landscape -- the ethereal light of the shore, the serene expanses of space, the forms shaped by ocean and wind -- to create an extraordinary series of photographs which is contemporary yet timeless. A.R. Ammon's introductory poem, "Corsons Inlet," evokes a sense of the beach complementary to Callahan's own vision, and in the afterword, Callahan himself writes of the significance of the Beach Series in his photographic oeuvre." Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller]
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