Lot 192 of 446:
Art in Photography, pictorialist photogravures, 1905  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Art in Photography with Selected Examples of European and American Work

Author:
Holme, Charles, editor

Place:
London

Publisher:
The Studio

Date:
1905

Description:

With 112 plates -- including 18 hand-pulled and 94 sheet-fed photogravures -- each with letterpress title, number, and photographer's credit. (4to) 28.2x20 cm (11x8"), original green cloth lettered in gilt with gilt art nouveau title frame, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. First Edition.

Separate essays on contemporary photography in Britain, the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and Belgium by Clive Holland, Charles H. Caffin, A. Horsley Hinton and Enrico Thovez. Includes work by most of the leading photographers of the period (Steichen, Stieglitz, Coburn, Demachy, Kasebier, Clarence White, Frederick H. Evans, Misonne, Erfurth, etc.).  The quality of this book is outstanding, with thick paper, neat typography, and photographs of excellent quality.  The editor writes "The camera has ceased to be the master and has become, as it should be, an instrument more and more controlled by the mind of the individual who manipulates it; and this instrument is now employed by men endowed with artistic perception and feeling..."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light rubbing at spine ends, edges and corners; hinges cracked, hints of foxing; photogravures very good or better; overall very good.


 
Item number:
312835
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