Aperture, 1972, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
ARBUS, DIANE. .diane arbus., New York: Aperture, 1972. Quarto, first edition, pp. 15, 80 duotone plates, illustrated boards, lacking the dust jacket, text by the photographer edited by her daughter, Doon, and Marvin Israel. Includes the famous photo of girls in identical raincoats, which was edited out of subsequent copies, of which there are many, because this is among the best-selling photobooks ever, and possibly the most important photobook of the last 50 years. This copy is from the library of the long-closed Center for Photographic Studies in Louisville, with a sticker attached to the lower spine and a few pencil marks in Arbus' introduction. See Parr & Badger, Vol. 1, Page 258, and Roth pp. 214-215: "Arbus replaced photography's old model of smarmy humanism with a vision that was at once pitiless and engaged, tough and surprisingly tender." Condition of this book: Covers stained, foxed, good only. Top edge foxed, a few leaves stained in margins, images fine. Size: Quarto. Text contains minor marks and annotations. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Photography; United States; 1970s; Art & Design. ISBN: 0912334401. ISBN/EAN: 9780912334400. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54792.