Kezys, Algimantas (Photographer); Markaitis, Bruno & Edwards, Hugh (Contributors). ALGIMANTAS KEZYS: PHOTOGRAPHS. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Press, 1966. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 140 pages. Fine/Fine.

The photographer's debut collection of black-and-white photographs. 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 by a University Press. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Loyola University Press: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with gilt titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Algimantas Kezys. Afterword by Hugh Edwards. List of Plates appended at the end. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Algimantas Kezys' "Photographs". Some of his finest and most representative photographs. "Sees the eloquent form, the strong line, the bold shadow, the delicate detail, the stark contrast of line and curve. He sees the symmetry, measure, and balance of form in the ordinary things around us. He has a vision that is a delight to the eye and a satisfaction to the mind" (George A. Lane) . Born in Lithuania, Algimantas Kezys came to the United States as a young man, became a Jesuit priest, and then travelled all over the world again as a photographer. His work is in the Permanent Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, among other major venues. This landmark collection has a companion volume called "Form And Content". Algimantas Kezys died on February 23, 2015 at the age of 87, after a life lived to the fullest. An absolute "must-have" title for Algimantas Kezys collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 67 plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALGIMANTAS KEZYS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $50.00

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