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Epstein, Mitch (Photographer) & Weinberger, Eliot (Contributor). MITCH EPSTEIN: WORK. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 271 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective monograph on the photographer in mid-career. One of the most important art photography books of the year 2006. The true first. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. An elegant production by Mitch Epstein and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format. Rich pale-brown silk cloth boards with red titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Mitch Epstein. Essays by Eliot Weinberger, Mia Fineman, Susanne Lange, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, and Martin Hochleitner. DVD, "Dad" (the moving subject of his masterpiece, "Family Business"), enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve and attached on the back. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of the finest and most representative work by Mitch Epstein, who has significantly expanded and enriched the formal, narrative, and thematic possibilities of the medium. "While Mitch Epstein is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most distinguished art photographers, a complete survey of his work has never been published until now. Allows readers to trace the evolution of Epstein's entire career, following formal and thematic concerns that allow us to see how his aesthetics, his techniques, and his politics have shifted and influenced one another over time. His early work on recreation is given its most natural yet unexpected configuration: Images from the United States are mixed with those from other parts of the world. Sections on each of his major projects cover 'Common Practice' (1973-1989), 'Vietnam' (1992-1995), 'The City' (1995-1998), 'Family Business' (2000-2003), and the ongoing project, 'American Power'. The beginning of each chapter is a short essay or an excerpt from his previously published writings" (Publisher's blurb). A masterly retrospective and a "must-have" title for Mitch Epstein collectors as well as anyone interested in the state of contemporary art photography. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black marker on the title page by Mitch Epstein. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. 138 color, 26 duotone plates. Mitch Epstein's "Family Business" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MITCH EPSTEIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3865212816. $100.00

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