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Gutmann, John (Photographer); Stein, Sally; Rule, Amy & Nickel, Douglas R. (Contributors). JOHN GUTMANN: THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT WORK. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press/Center For Creative Photography, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. As New/As New.

Exhibition Monograph. One of the best books on the photographic art and achievement of John Gutmann. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Jody Hanson: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with gray titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by John Gutmann. Texts by Sally Stein, Amy Rule, and Douglas R. Nickel. Printed in duotone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Mondadori in Verona, Italy 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 of the same name held at the Center For Creative Photography Tucson, Arizona in 2009. Presents "John Gutmann: The Photographer At Work". Pioneering street photographer par excellence. "John Gutmann (1905-1998) was one of America's most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany, where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933, and settled in San Francisco, re-inventing himself as a photojournalist. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider, a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States, informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for John Gutmann collectors. This title is now collectible. 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. A scarce copy thus. 175 duotone plates. One of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . ISBN 0300123310. $50.00

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