Lot 193 of 446:
Art in Photography, pictorialist photogravures, 1905  

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Art in Photography with Selected Examples of European and American Work

Holmes, Charles, editor


The Studio



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 wrappers. 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

Wrappers with minuscule tears at spine ends, corners chipped, a few creases; mild toning; photogravures very good or better; very good overall.

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