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Steinmetz, Mark. PARIS IN MY TIME. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 54 pages. As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition of 25 numbered and signed copies. Published simultaneously and should not be confused with the First Limited Edition. They have the same ISBN. An austerely elegant production by Mark Steinmetz and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. Salmon cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the front board's center and maroon titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and brief Introduction by Mark Steinmetz. 11 X 14 inch silver-gelatin print encased in its own protective plastic sleeve and laid into the box. Matching salmon cloth clamshell box with photographic reproduction pasted on the cover. Printed on thick, uncoated Japanese stock paper using Nazraeli Press' "Daido black" patented ink to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Mark Steinmetz's homage to Paris. Yet another photography book on Paris? Yes, exquisitely so, as Steinmetz shows us his most lyrically beautiful and personal work to date. "Paris was where his mother was born and raised, giving Steinmetz a special connection to and familiarity with the city. In the streets, parks, and along the Seine, Steinmetz plays with the conventions of the Paris photographic tradition from Atget to Kertesz. The work is Classical, but with a Modern feel that both updates the tradition and follows the path Steinmetz has set with his other books" (Publisher's blurb). Steinmetz's unique affinity for children (who dominate both his "South" Trilogy and "Summertime") and birds, two of the most vulnerable living beings, is in full view here. P is for Paris, and for Mark Steinmetz, Paris = People, Place, and Pigeons. An absolute "must-have" edition for Mark Steinmetz and Paris photography book collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in the artist's black charcoal pencil on the title page by Mark Steinmetz. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with an 11 X 14 inch silver-gelatin print that is encased in its own protective plastic sleeve and laid into the box. The print is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully numbered, titled, dated, and signed in pencil on verso by the photographer: "Mark Steinmetz Paris 1986 12/25". This title will become a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Clamshell Box Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Like Steinmetz's other books, its value will not only keep but go up quickly over time. A rare signed copy thus. 43 duotone plates, 1 original silver-gelatin print. Mark Steinmetz's "South" Trilogy is now widely regarded as one of the greatest photographic projects of our time. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK STEINMETZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590053745. $800.00

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