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Maier, Vivian (Photographer); Cahan, Richard & Williams, Michael (Curators/Contributors). VIVIAN MAIER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Chicago, IL: CityFiles Press, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 210 pages. As New/As New.

Rare Vivian Maier collectible set. Pristine copies of "Vivian Maier: Out of The Shadows" and "Vivian Maier Vintage Prints" Exhibition Catalog. Posthumous collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the earliest and most beautiful books on the photographic art of Vivian Maier. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Michael Williams: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Vivian Maier. Essays by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in its First Edition format, "Vivian Maier: Out of The Shadows". All in all, the single best Maier collection published by Team Cahan and Williams. "Breathtaking photographs alongside revealing Interviews with those who knew her best, this volume is the first attempt to put Vivian Maier's work in context, and create a moving portrait of her as an artist. Though she created more than 100, 000 negatives during her lifetime, only a few were ever seen by others. Shortly after her death in 2009, the first group of her unseen photographs - gritty with humanity and filled with empathy and beauty - were shown online. What followed was a firestorm of attention, catapulting Maier from previous obscurity to being labeled as one of the Masters of street photography. Her work has appeared in numerous museum exhibits and a feature-length documentary on her life and art has already been planned. Features more than 300 duotone plates printed on 105# stock paper with flood varnish" (Publisher's blurb). Maier left behind a conservatively estimated 100, 000 photographs. Even though more than seven books and several documentaries of her life and work have already been released, they have barely scratched the surface. There is no overlap in any of the books in terms of content (except for "Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found", which brings together the images that are now identified with her together with never-before-published ones). An absolute "must-have" title for Vivian Maier collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. It comes with a pristine copy of "Vivian Maier Vintage Prints", which is a lovely keepsake/souvenir, and is even more rare. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the 2012 First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: ALL other copies available online are in innumerable subsequent printings. A rare set thus. 200 plates. The single greatest photographic discovery of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER VIVIAN MAIER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0978545095. $300.00

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