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Groebli, Rene. LONDON 1949: PHOTOGRAPHS BY RENE GROEBLI. Zurich, Switzerland: Sturm Und Drang Publishers, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 32 pages. As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Rene Groebli and Sturm Und Drang: Oversize-volume foirmat. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Rene Groebli. There is minimal text. Printed in tritone on thick glossy stock paper in Zurich, Switzerland to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a Limited Edition format, Rene Groebli's "London 1949". Evocative and imagistic, a London that no longer exists, except in these wonderful photographs. "A few days before Christmas 1949, the young Swiss photographer arrived at Victoria station in fog-bound, bombed-out London. For two weeks, he wandered aimlessly around the city with his Rolleiflex camera. The result is compiled in this edition with high-quality tritone offset printed images. The second part of the book contains a series of images shot at London's Crystal Palace Park in 1951" (Publisher's blurb). Rene Groebli was 22 years old when he first set foot in London and took these photographs. He has finally published them, in an outstanding volume, at the age of 89. An absolute "must-have" title for Rene Groebli collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the title page. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in green pen-marker on the same page by Rene Groebli. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is an art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The production quality and values of this book can no longer be found in most photography books being made today. A rare signed copy thus. 38 tritone plates. One of the finest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 3906822052. $200.00

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