Matrix, 1981, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
SISKIND, AARON. Harlem Document, Photographs 1932-1940, Providence: Matrix Publications, 1981. Square octavo, first edition, pp. 80, black cloth boards stamped with cream-colored lettering on spine and front, duotone photo plates, intro by Gordon Parks, text by Ann Banks. Previously unpublished work that was part of an unhappy New York Photo League project. Robert Hirsch, in "Seizing the Light" (page 294), explains: "During the 1930s, under the direction of Aaron Siskind (1903-1991), members of the Photo League's Feature Group spent three years covering New York's vital black community, producing the Harlem Document. Disputes with League members over his growing interest in formal aesthetics led to Siskind's leaving the organization in 1941." Aside from Feature Group photos, included here are images Siskind made for another project he called the Most Crowded Block. Condition: Dust jacket and boards lightly worn, small sticker ghost on free front endpaper, all else fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; United States; 1930s; History. ISBN: 0936554061. ISBN/EAN: 9780936554068. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51307.