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Kertesz, Andre (Photographer); Ducrot, Nicolas (Editor) & Kramer, Hilton (Contributor). DISTORTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDRE KERTESZ. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 224 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of the 20th century. 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 rare. An austerely elegant production by Andre Kertesz and Nicolas Ducrot: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Andre Kertesz. Edited by Nicolas Ducrot. Introductory Essay by Hilton Kramer. Printed in gravure on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Spain to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect, and as can only be obtained through the now-interred Gravure Process. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Andre Kertesz's "Distortions". His sublime, Surrealist-inspired Series, in its entirety: The female nude as seen through a specially-designed mirror that causes distortions to its reflections. As such, they re-present the nude in a whole new - and breathtaking - dimension of sensuality and splendor, with the pull of a dream. Reproduced in rich gravure, the images become palpable, and unbearably beautiful. They created a sensation on their first showing in Paris in 1932, but Kertesz waited very long before he published them, forty-four years later, in 1976. An absolute "must-have" title for Andre Kertesz collectors. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (mainly on the DJ, which has wear, closed and open tears, and one scrape) is still in especially fine condition: Every single page is clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. The cloth boards are sharp, no bumping at all. The DJ, while flawed, is NOT price-clipped. The book is NOT remainder-marked. Please note: Every copy of the book available online has serious flaws yet commands as much as $1200 because of its rarity and beauty. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. 120 gravure plates. Andre Kertesz's "Day of Paris" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A near-fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE KERTESZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 039440890X. $200.00

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