New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985. Avedon, Richard. Hardcover. Folio size, signed by Richard Avedon. Fine / Fine. Item #CNPV01
This work, consisting of large-format portrait work of drifters, miners, cowboys and others from the western United States became a best-selling book; it is regarded as an important hallmark in 20th century portrait photography, and by some as Avedon's magnum opus (n.b., from Wiki). With images by Richard Avedon (1923-2004), whose "fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century" (from NY Times obit).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in light brown cloth, large pastedowns inset onto both boards of photographs from the book , black lettering on the front and spine, Avedon's large, flowing signature on the front free endpaper with a date of 1986, no statement of edition/printing (and per Zempel, this publisher made no distinctions), one gatefold showing three photographs roughly pasted together; folio in size (approximately 14" tall), unpaginated. Clear acetate dust wrapper.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with the front and rear pastedowns clean and unrubbed, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The clear acetate dust wrapper is fine with no tears or soiling.
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