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Iturbide, Graciela (Artist/Photographer) & Wagner, Bruce (Contributor). PAJAROS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY GRACIELA ITURBIDE ("BIRDS") . Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. As New. Signed.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. 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 scarce. An austerely elegant production by Graciela Iturbide, Jack Woody, Arlyn Eve Nathan, and Axel Ziegler: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the upper-left corner of cover and metallic-black titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text by Bruce Wagner. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Graciela Iturbide's "Pajaros". The Mexican photographer's bird photographs, taken over a period of many years. For Iturbide, our love for these creatures is about three things intertwined: Our unrealizable desire for flight and escape, the subsequent longing for return and redemption, and our deepest feelings about mortality. All this is evoked by many other artist/photographers, perhaps the greatest being Masahisa Fukase's "Karasu" ("Ravens"). Iturbide brings to the bird photograph her Latin-American sensibility, the latter's poetic, existential, and spiritual character: "Birds have long been used as a metaphor for messengers of the spirit, an association that comes naturally for a creature which exists so comfortably between the earth and the heavens above. Graciela Iturbide's magnificent work is solidly rooted in the world which surrounds us yet is tinged by the fantastical spirituality of an extreme Latinity, her singular Latin-American vision" (Bruce Wagner). An absolute "must-have" title for Graciela Iturbide collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Graciela Iturbide. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Signed copies of Iturbide's books are difficult to obtain because she rarely leaves Mexico and does not do public signings. Her publisher has had to release signed copies on a staggered basis (over the years) by making regular visits to Mexico. A rare signed copy thus. 60 tritone plates. Graciela Iturbide won the Hasselblad Award in 2008 for her body of work, and as cited in particular, "Pajaros". One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 1931885109. $150.00

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