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Merva, Monika (Photographer); Tucker, Anne Wilkes; Bannon, Anthony & Haney, Lynne (Contributors). THE CITY OF CHILDREN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MONIKA MERVA. Berlin, Germany: Kehrer Verlag, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of color photographs. One of the most affecting and beautiful photography books devoted to children as subjects. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Monika Merva: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Monika Merva. Essays by various leading contributors such as Anthony Bannon and Anne Wilkes Tucker. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is superb in its clarity, warmth, and tonal range. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Monika Merva's "City of Children". "Since 2002, Monika Merva has been documenting the lives of children who are living in a government housing facility in Hungary. It is a facility for children who are fleeing from abusive and poverty-stricken backgrounds. The children themselves call the place The City of Children. Monika Merva has exhibited at many international venues, including the Griffin Photography Museum Winchester; the RayKo Photo Center San Francisco; FotoFest Houston ; and The International House New York. Her work is in Permanent Collections such as the George Eastman House" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Monika Merva collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the photographer: "A pleasure meeting you at FotoFest. I look forward to continuing our conversation. All the best, Monika Merva 2012". The recipient is named, one of the most important figures in the art photography world. This title will become a photography book classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant living American photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO MICHELLE SANK "BECOMING" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3868281746. $80.00

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