Stivers, Robert (Artist/Photographer) & Coleman, A. D. (Contributor). ROBERT STIVERS: PHOTOGRAPHS. Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 147 pages. Fine/Fine.

The artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. Now considered a contemporary art photography classic. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The book is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by James Crump and David Skolkin: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Stivers. Essay by A. D. Coleman. Printed in Novatone on thick uncoated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Robert Stivers' brilliant debut, a suite of Pictorialist-inspired photographs that register and evoke our time. "Stivers extends, deepens, and complicates the themes of mystery and movement, sensuality and spirituality, and the search for individual identity. He juxtaposes the human figure with architectural images, thus pointing to the reciprocity between consciousness and a sense of place that is central to an understanding of the self. A collection of breathtaking images that are wonderfully coherent and at once haunting and mysterious, deeply spiritual, and perfectly choreographed" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Stivers collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the artist/photographer: "Happy Reunion! Love, Robert Stivers, 11/98". The recipient, an authority in the art photography world, is named, and is unmistakably known to the photographer, who presented her the copy in person. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and despite its imperfection (slight rubbing on the DJ) is still in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 44 plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine copy. . ISBN 0965728005. $60.00

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