Agtmael, Peter Van; Brodsky, Marcelo; Miller, Wayne; Meiselas, Susan; McCullin, Don; Nachtwey, James. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF ARMED CONFLICT AND ITS AFTERMATH. Houston, TX: Museum Of Fine Arts Houston, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 606 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective Exhibition Monograph. One of the greatest photography books on its subject ever published. Limited Slipcased Edition of multi-signed copies. According to our reliable sources, there are only about 25 copies produced in all. None of the copies was sold to the public. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs 15 pounds. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of the history of photography itself. Edited and curated with texts by Anne Wilkes Tucker and other prominent scholar-contributors. Handcrafted black-and-gray slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by SYL in Spain to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2012. Presents "War/Photography". Possibly the single most valuable volume on its great subject: War photography, the medium's oldest and in many ways, most important genre. "Surveys both iconic and newly-discovered photographs of war and conflict, from daguerreotypes documenting the Crimean and American Civil Wars to digital images made by soldiers in 21st-century Iraq. Offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict. Represents a range of perspectives, from journalists to soldiers to ordinary citizens, and spans six continents. Together they communicate the consummate experience of war: Its brutality, humanity, and even humor. The book's essays investigate the immediate impact, dissemination, and historical influence of war photography" (Publisher's blurb). The slash of the title itself is of critical importance: There is war, and then, there is the photography of war. They are two different things. War imagery is by now familiar to every modern viewer, which tells us everything about the surreal, photographically-based concept we have of reality in general, the reality of war in particular. Such imagery is particularly susceptible to familiarity precisely because the only experience most of us (in the West) will probably have of war is mediated (by photography and its extensions, television and the Internet), vicarious, and therefore unreal. "Exhaustive, harrowing, brilliant, and essential" (Vince Aletti). An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition of (about) 25 copies is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by thirty-two photographers: Peter Van Agtmael, Nina Berman, Gay Block, Heidi Bradner, Marcelo Brodsky, Kate Brooks, Bertrand Carriere, Carolyn Cole, Donna DeCesare, Dick Durrance, Adam Ferguson, Edouard H. R. Gluck, Jason C. Howe, Paul Lowe, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Don McCullin, James Nachtwey, Osamu James Nakagawa, Suzanne Opton, Rachel Papo, Louie Paul, Peter Riesett, Hilary Roberts, Sara Terry, Jonathan C. Torgovnik, Erin Grace Trieb, and five other great photographers. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by the Editor/Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. They all signed on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 525 black-and-white and color plates. Some of the greatest photographers of all time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0300177380. $2000.00

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