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Schapiro, Steve; Kennedy, Robert & Jacqueline; King, Martin Luther; Warhol, Andy & Other Subjects. SCHAPIRO'S HEROES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE SCHAPIRO. Brooklyn, NY: Powerhouse Books, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 250 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of portrait-photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. 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. An austerely elegant production by Yuko Uchikawa: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Steve Schapiro. The subjects are (breathtakingly) THE Who's Who icons of the 20th century. Text by David Friend. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Steve Schapiro's "Heroes". An extended and intimate portrait gallery of several key figures who have helped shape and define the 20th century. "Brings together an extraordinary collection of stories in the photo-journalistic tradition of people who have shaped our lives, our politics, and our tastes by the celebrated Steve Schapiro. In behind-the-scenes photographs, we visit the young Muhammad Ali and his Monopoly set, followed everywhere by the neighborhood kids. Glimpse the warm family life and campaign of Robert Kennedy. See Andy Warhol in photographs never-before-published. Watch Ray Charles perform. Visit the set with Samuel Beckett. March alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the most respected American documentary photographers, Steve Schapiro had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. His heroes are the iconic men and women who have influenced the political and cultural climate of our times. A rare and intimate glimpse of a major period of American history, photographed during the Golden Age of photojournalism by one of the major talents of the late-20th century" (Publisher's blurb). Fans will pore over these inimitable portrait albums of Barbra Streisand as well as James Baldwin, Jacqueline Kennedy as well as Truman Capote. And of course, the very best photographs ever taken of Andy Warhol and The Factory that are NOT taken by Warhol. An absolute "must-have" title for Steve Schapiro collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Steve Schapiro. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern photography 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 black-and-white plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEVE SCHAPIRO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1576873781. $80.00

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