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Fink, Larry (Photographer) & Panichas, George E. (Contributor). LARRY FINK: SOMEWHERE THERE'S MUSIC. Bologna, Italy: Damiani Editore, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 160 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most important photography books of the year 2006. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. An austerely elegant production by Larry Fink, Kelly Doe, and Luca Caccioni: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Larry Fink. Essay by George E. Panichas. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents one of the finest collections on jazz by one of its most ardent lifelong admirers. Larry Fink discovered jazz as a teen-ager in the same way most Americans discovered rock music: By hearing and seeing it. The very first photograph in the collection (of the singer Jimmy Rushing) was taken by Fink when he was only 16 years old, which would qualify him as a prodigy worthy of comparison with many of the jazz greats he has since photographed over the course of the last fifty years. "Larry Fink secured enduring fame with 'Social Graces', which mixed images from working-class Pennsylvania with a portfolio from upper-crust Manhattan. Fink has always been interested in what High and Low cultures have to say to one another, and has continued to seek the best of both behind-the-scenes at fashion shows in 'Runway' and in the ring with sparring fighters in 'Boxing' " (Publisher's blurb). The publisher is quite right: "Somewhere There's Music" is indispensable not only to all jazz fanatics, but quite simply, to anyone interested in documentary photography with a deeply personal inflection, that is to say, the greatest photography of all time, whether it's Robert Frank or Helen Levitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Garry Winogrand. "Larry Fink's photographs reveal both his life and the lives of his subjects. But just as the jazz Fink loves escapes traditional musical structure, his vision and the light from his flash transcend the traditional photograph. Like a perfectly improvised piano or tenor solo, they bypass the brain and travel straight to the heart" (William Lowenburg). There is a whole shelf of books on jazz, but few great ones. Here is one of them. A "must-have" title for Larry Fink collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black marker by Larry Fink. This title 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. A rare signed copy thus. 80 duotone plates. Larry Fink's "Social Graces" is widely regarded as one of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. One of the finest living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LARRY FINK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8889431563. $150.00

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