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Sudek, Josef (Photographer); Heiting, Manfred (Editor) & Farova, Anna (Contributor). JOSEF SUDEK: THE PIGMENT PRINTS 1947-1954. Los Angeles, CA: Cinubia Production/The Manfred Heiting Collection, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 150 pages. As New/As New.

Exhibition monograph. Now considered a photography classic. Published as a hardcover original in an extremely small and limited print run that did not exceed 500 copies. Should not be confused with the Softcover Edition, which was published simultaneously with it, and precedes all other subsequent editions on Josef Sudek's pigment-print work, particularly the 1998 Salander O'Reilly Edition. The Softcover is scarce; the Hardcover is very rare. They have the same ISBN. An austerely elegant production by Manfred Heiting: Oversize-volume format. Purple cloth boards with titles embossed on cover, as issued. Photographs by Josef Sudek. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Introduction, Notes, and Appendix by Anna Farova, the single most authoritative expert/scholar on Sudek. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to the very highest standards. The fidelity of the reproductions to the original prints is simply outstanding. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition of the same name that was held in Europe and the United States from 1994 through 1996. Presents a seminal and treasurable aspect of the Czech photographer's oeuvre, which is now universally recognized as among the greatest photography ever undertaken by anyone anywhere in the 20th century. Josef Sudek remained in his native Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) throughout his long, productive, and stupendous career, spiriting out prints of his work, many of them just single copies, to friends like Anna Farova, so that his work will be in caring hands and not be forgotten. A reclusive man who shunned publicity, lived modestly, and remained loyal to his beloved country through thick and thin, Sudek's inner life was clearly the inexhaustible source of his work. When they first see a Josef Sudek photograph, many receptive people are moved to tears. Whether he did landscapes, street photographs, portraits, nudes, still lifes or inspired combinations thereof, Sudek left his indelible mark on the medium called the photograph. The Pigment Print process, which dates back to the earliest days of photography, is based on a complex (and tedious) technique. One of the enduring legacies of 19th-century photography, it is also called the Carbro Process, which Anna Farova explains in layman's language in an Appendix. In the hands of a Master like Sudek, the resulting images are visible on every page of this book: Stunning, moving, and unforgettable. One of the most important books on his photographic art, this is a "must-have" title for Josef Sudek collectors. This edition sold out upon publication, is now very difficult to find, and very highly collectible. This is the only copy of the Hardcover Edition available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 73 plates. Josef Sudek's "Praha Panoramaticka" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". "Josef Sudek Fotografie" was selected as one of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in "The Book of 101 Books". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEF SUDEK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 9080269417. $400.00

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