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Sternfeld, Joel (Photographer); Frazier, Ian & Nickel, Douglas R. (Contributors). STRANGER PASSING. New York City, NY: Bulfinch Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New.

Exhibition monograph. One of the most important photography books of the new century, it is the much-awaited sequel to Joel Sternfeld's ground-breaking "American Prospects". The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Lawrence Wolfson Design New York: Oversize-volume format in wide oblong shape. Gray cloth boards with silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Joel Sternfeld. Essays by Ian Frazier and Douglas R. Nickel. Printed on thick coated stock paper by Amilcare Pizzi SPA in Milan, Italy to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the major new exhibition of the photographer's work in 2001. Presents a fresh and riveting view of contemporary American society as Sternfeld turns his exacting eye to American faces, social classes, character types and stereotypes. "Sternfeld devotes a remarkable volume to sixty hard-edged studies of individuals from Manhattan to Malibu to Austin to Appalachia, in snapshots and portraits that are by turns comic, disturbing, angry, pathetic and silly" (Publishers Weekly). Robert Frank and William Eggleston come to mind right away, and their inescapable spirit illuminates (rather than dims) Sternfeld's vision. The cover image in particular is an homage to William Eggleston's famous portrait of a young supermarket worker. A stunning achievement, this is a "must-have" title for Joel Sternfeld collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Joel Sternfeld. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online are remainder-marked and have major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. 60 color plates. Joel Sternfeld's "American Prospects" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOEL STERNFELD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0821227521. $200.00

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