Kezys, Algimantas (Photographer) & Edwards, Hugh (Contributor). FORM & CONTENT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALGIMANTAS KEZYS. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Second Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. The companion volume to his eponymous debut collection. The Second Edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only by a University Press. An austerely elegant production by Zina Morkunas: Oversize-volume format. Linen cloth boards with white titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and Introduction by Algimantas Kezys. Foreword by Hugh Edwards. List of Plates appended at the beginning. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Algimantas Kezys' "Form & Content". Some of the finest and most representative photographs by a man who has pursued an unusual twin vocation: As a Jesuit priest and as a full-fledged photographer. To his credit, he is reticent about his religious beliefs except to say that any mode of expression offers a glimpse of the inner life, which we all possess, and which both convention and social pressure suppress. He is more outspoken as a photographer: "The world is so full of beauty and meaning that there is enough of it for everybody, to explore, to relish and to transform, each in his own way. My way is that of a photographer who gets excited by sunsets, shadows, reflections, and sometimes by faces. There is nothing to prove, nothing to boast about, except the plain fact that a spark of beauty has been found in some remote corner of the globe" (Algimantas Kezys) . This is Walt Whitman's vision of art-as-democracy. Born in Lithuania, Algimantas Kezys came to the United States as a young man 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 museums. 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 Second Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 64 plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALGIMANTAS KEZYS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0829402802. $30.00

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