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Heath, Dave (Artist/Photographer) & Frank, Robert (Contributor). A DIALOGUE WITH SOLITUDE: THE DELUXE EDITION. Toronto, Canada: Lumiere Press, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 100 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

New And Enlarged Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Deluxe "Clamshell Box" Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. The Deluxe Edition sold out before publication. It is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Dave Heath and Michael Torosian: Oversize-volume format. Cloth boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Dave Heath. Letter by the reclusive Robert Frank (a great admirer of the photographer's work), which appears in this edition only. Dust-grained, hand-printed 12 X 9 inch gravure print of "Washington Square, New York City, 1958", one of the photographer's most poignant portraits. The latter is printed on Lana Gravure Rag Paper and is encased in its own maroon paper folio with metallic-silver titles on the cover. Black clamshell cloth box with titles pasted on spine. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany using the NovaTone process, an exceptional offset technique that preserves the photographs' brilliant tonal scale, to the highest standards. The reproduction quality of the images is outstanding its clarity, warmth, and tonal range. In white pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Dave Heath's "A Dialogue With Solitude". His masterpiece. "In 1961, Dave Heath assembled the photographs that he had been making throughout the 1950's into a poetic sequence. The original plan for the book, as he envisioned it, would be a large format, as big as LIFE Magazine was at the time. When the book was eventually published, it was considerably reduced in size. Using the maquette from 1961 and the set of master prints, the book has been restored to the format of Dave Heath's original design" (Publisher's blurb). Among the handful of great photographers, Dave Heath has been one of the least prolific, an admirable feat in itself, considering that the medium inherently encourages constant picture-taking, seemingly endless repetition, and non-stop proliferation. In addition to his "Korea" Portfolio, the photographs in this collection represent the very best of the photographer's relatively slim but unparalleled output. "Dave Heath has combined the freedom and spontaneity of the small camera approach with a rare formal intensity and precision. His pictures possess stability, simplicity, and tremendous emotional force" (Museum of Modern Art). Dave Heath died on July 1, 2016 at the age of 85. An absolute "must-have" title for Dave Heath collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe "Clamshell Box" Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the title page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker by the photographer: "__/100 Dave Heath". It comes with a dust-grained, hand-printed 12 X 9 inch gravure print of "Washington Square, New York City, 1958", one of the photographer's most poignant portraits, which is also very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on recto by the photographer. This title is a great photography book. This Deluxe Edition sold out before publication and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies of the 1965 First Edition available online and at auction now command between $3500 and $10000. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 82 duotone plates, 1 original print. Dave Heath's "A Dialogue With Solitude" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE HEATH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0921542119. $1200.00

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