Kertesz, Andre (Photographer/Subject); Gossage, John; Parr, Martin; Plachy, Sylvia & Others. ANDRE KERTESZ OBSERVATIONS, THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. As New/As New.

Landmark memorial exhibition monograph on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 900 copies. There is no ISBN. A stupendous production by Stephen Daiter Gallery and David Williams: Oversize-volume format. Gray silk cloth boards with facsimile of Andre Kertesz's signature embossed on cover and silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Andre Kertesz. Essay-contributions by various scholars, colleagues, artists, curators, photographers, friends, and collectors. Introduction by Stephen Daiter. Checklist, References, Essay Index and Acknowledgments appended at the end. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper by Meridian Printing Greenwich to the very highest standards. In austerely beautiful pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from March 11 through May 28, 2005. Presents one of the most moving and singular memorial tributes to the art of Andre Kertesz: Twenty-seven contributors were invited to choose their favorite Kertesz photograph and to write about it. These are not self-indulgent, lazy pieces. As Daiter notes, the vintage images assembled address Kertesz's visual sensibility and genius. "Some of the photographs are classically familiar while others are refeshingly obscure. Each of the contributors shared his or her time and talents enthusiastically. The juxtaposition of image with text resulted in a sparkling mixture of memory, emotion, and scholarship" (Publisher's blurb). Some of the contributors include Katherine Bang, Paul Berlanga, Keith Davis, Willem Diepraam, John Gossage, Robert Gurbo, Martin Parr, Sylvia Plachy, Gary Schneider, David Travis, and seventeen other "testimonees" to Andre Kertesz's greatness. To honor Kertesz with observations, thoughts, and reflections is to honor him at the deepest level: He was a great artist because he was a conscious dreamer. This is the third in a trilogy of books on Andre Kertesz by Stephen Daiter Gallery, a culmination that began with "The Mirror As Muse" and "New York State of Mind". One of the finest exhibition monographs ever produced on the great photographer. This title was not distributed commercially and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. 27 plates. Andre Kertesz's "Day of Paris" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE KERTESZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $150.00

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