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Webb, Alex; Webb, Rebecca Norris (Photographers) & Various Contributions. SLANT RHYMES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB. Madrid, Spain: La Fabrica, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of color photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2018 Second Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only by a Spanish fine press that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by La Fabrica: Oversize-volume format. Pale green cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted in front and black titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. Text excerpts from various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Madrid, Spain to the highest standards. Like ALL of La Fabrica's previous publications, the reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Alex Webb's and Rebecca Norris Webb's "Slant Rhymes". A photographic conversation between two world-class artists: The Magnum photographer Alex Webb and his wife, poet/photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. They have collaborated before, most notably on "Violet Isle" (2009) and "Memory City" (2014), with terrific results. Here, for the first time, they present paired photographs, one by Alex, one by Rebecca, facing each other, in a visual dialogue that "creates a series of visual rhymes which talk to each other, often at a slant, in intriguing and revealing ways" (Publisher's blurb). Most of the images appear for the very first time, are connected through epigrammatic texts by Rebecca Norris Webb, and result in "an unfinished love poem, told at a slant". "Sometimes we find our photographic slant rhymes share a similar palette or tone or geometry. Other times, our paired photographs strike a similar note, often a penchant for surreal or surprising or enigmatic moments although often in two different keys" (Alex Webb). As a serious photographer who works in color, Alex Webb has few peers. His unerring eye for color, compositional brilliance, and admirable composure in the face of his often harrowing subject, the chaos called modern life, are regarded by many commentators and admirers as being on the same level of achievement as Miguel Rio Branco, one of the greatest Latin-American photographers of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Alex Webb and Victoria Norris Webb collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is an instant collectible, and will become a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few such double-signed 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: Precedes and should NOT be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2018 Second Edition. A rare signed copy thus. 80 plates. Winner of the Overseas Press Club Award in 1980. Recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas in 2009. One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEX WEBB AND MIGUEL RIO BRANCO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8416248869. $150.00

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