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White, Minor (Photographer); Bunnell, Peter C. (Contributor) & Lyons, Nathan (Editor). EYE MIND SPIRIT: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF MINOR WHITE. New York City, NY: Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. As New.

Memorial collection of photographs. One of the finest exhibition catalogs on the photographic art of Minor White. Limited Edition of 1500 numbered copies. The first and only edition. The book is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Joan Lyons: Oversize-volume format in square shape. Bright red cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted in front and gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Minor White. Edited with an Essay by Nathan Lyons. Essays by Peter C. Bunnell and Howard Greenberg. Printed in duotone on 100# Job Parilux Silk Text stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name (which celebrated the centenary year of Minor White's birth) held at the Howard Greenberg Gallery New York from September 12 through October 18, 2008. Presents a memorial tribute to the art of Minor White in a Limited-Edition format featuring plates of the most ravishing beauty. The accompanying essays succinctly sum up the photographer's life and achievement. "Features seminal works spanning his entire career. White's contribution to photography was formidable. In addition to being a master craftsman, he was also a highly influential writer, critic, curator, editor, and teacher. During the 1950's and 1960's, White's house in Rochester, New York served as an important meeting place for a number of photographers as well as the editorial offices of Aperture Magazine, which White founded in 1952 with Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall" (Publisher's blurb). "The hallmark of a Minor White photograph is always apparent. It is rooted in a tension between what is depicted - the reality of the moment in light - and what the image might signify. One can understand this and recognize that such intent requires a special consciousness" (Peter C. Bunnell). Minor White had very high expectations and standards for photography: A heightened aesthetic awareness, poetic vision, and ultimately, transcendent mysticism. These were not only eloquently articulated in his manifesto-essays, they were fully realized in his great photographs. A "must-have" title for Minor White collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws and are remainder-marked but because copies are rare, they command between $300 and $700. A rare copy thus. 55 duotone plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 0974886300. $150.00

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