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Brandt, Bill (Photographer); Hockney, David (Contributor) & Warburton, Nigel (Editor/Curator). THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BILL BRANDT. New York City, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 320 pages. Fine/Fine.

Massive Retrospective Monograph. The single best overview of the photographic art and achievement of Bill Brandt. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Harry N. Abrams: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs 5 pounds. Ribbed black hard boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Bill Brandt. Introduction by the great British painter and photographer David Hockney. Curated and edited by Nigel Warburton. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition held at the Barbican Centre London in 1999. Presents "The Photography of Bill Brandt". Now widely regarded as THE standard reference on the great photographer's body of work. "A comprehensive study of his life-work. Brandt's work falls across a number of categories. He created Surrealist compositions, stemming from his early work in Man Ray's Paris studio, as well as telling images conveying social comment on Britain in the 1930's. His intensely dark portrayals of London and the industrial towns of Northern England contrast with his softer and more lyrical evocations of landscape. He is perhaps best-known for his sequence of ever more abstracted studies of the nude, but his telling portrayals of artists from the same period remain immediate and perceptive decades later. Explores, on a large scale, all the different aspects of Brandt's work" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Bill Brandt collectors. This title is a great photography reference book. This is one of 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. Please note: Copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 350 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BILL BRANDT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0810941090. $100.00

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