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Josephson, Kenneth (Photographer); Badger, Gerry & Warren, Lynne (Contributors). THE LIGHT OF COINCIDENCE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF KENNETH JOSEPHSON. Austin, TX: University Of Texas Press, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 332 pages. As New/As New.

Valedictory Exhibition Monograph. The "summing-up" book on the photographic art of Kenneth Josephson. 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. An austerely elegant production by The University of Texas Press: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs a hefty 6 pounds. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Kenneth Josephson. Essays by Lynne Warren and Gerry Badger. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is superb, and even more important, the images are reproduced to the same size as the original prints. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from April through June, 2016. Presents "The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson". The sumptuous valedictory retrospective on the 83-year-old photographer. Preceded only by the eponymous volume published by the Art Institute of Chicago seventeen years ago, in 1999, here is the definitive, career-spanning retrospective of the photographer's body of work. "One of the foremost Conceptual photographers in America. Since the early 1960's, when institutions such as MOMA privileged photography in the documentary mode, Josephson has championed the photograph as an object made, not taken, by an artist pursuing an idea. Using innovative techniques such as placing images within images and including his own body in photographs, Josephson has created an outstanding body of work that is startlingly contemporary and full of ideas that stimulate the digital generation: Ideas about the nature of seeing, of reality, and of human aspirations, and about what it means to be a human observing the world. Beautifully reproduces representative selections from Josephson's best-known 'Images Within Images'. Places Josephson's art in historical context, from his early studies with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Institute of Design and with Minor White at the Rochester Institute of Technology to his mature work, which shares affinities with that of Conceptual artists such as Cindy Sherman and Ed Ruscha to his shaping influence on generations of students at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where he taught for over thirty-five years" (Publisher's blurb). "He has explored in a thoroughly creative and complex, yet accessible, way the perhaps narrow but infinitely deep gap between actuality and image" (Gerry Badger). An absolute "must-have" title for Kenneth Josephson collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Kenneth Josephson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is an instant collectible, and will become an art 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 tritone plates. One of the most important artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KENNETH JOSEPHSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1477309381. $150.00

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