Viking, 1965, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
JAMES AGEE and HELEN LEVITT. A Way of Seeing, New York: Viking Press, 1965. Oblong octavo, first edition, pp. 78, full black cloth boards with white lettering on spine and upper board, gravures, text by Agee. Parr & Badger, V.1, pp. 252-53: "Levitt's street pictures of New York children in underprivileged areas ... exemplify the shift from New Deal social documentation to a more personal and elliptical way of looking at life. ... Levitt's photographs are beautiful -- major, underrated works." Roth, 101 Books, pp. 178-79: Agee's "photo-by-photo interpretations can be crushingly heavy-handed. Happily, Levitt's work easily escapes the text's abrasive grip, its buoyancy and grit intact." Also see Hasselblad, Open Book, pp. 214-15. Provenance: from the library of the Center for Photographic Studies, which was run by the photographer C.J. Pressma in Louisville for 8 years in the 1970s. With library marking on spine and Pressma's name stamped on front paste-down. Condition of this book Covers rubbed at corners, occasional stains and paper-clip indentations inside, images 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; 1960s; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54798.