Weiss, Sabine (Photographer) & Weiss, Marion (Contributor). SABINE WEISS: L'OEIL INTIME ("THE INTIMATE EYE") . Paris, France: Escourbiac, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 95 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. 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 Victor Targosz Martinez: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Sabine Weiss. Text by Marion Weiss in the French original and felicitous English translation. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Paris, France to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Sabine Weiss: L'Oeil Intime". The probing Intimate Eye of a great humanist photographer. "Born in 1924 in Switzerland, she has always maintained a fierce independence and a need to strike out on her own. At just eighteen, during a time when being a photographer was not a common profession, especially for a woman, she took off in order to pursue this passion, riding her bicycle to Geneva. Robert Doisneau discovered her photography and asked her to join the humanist-leaning photo agency Rapho, giving her opportunities to work and travel for many other publications such as Time, Life, Newsweek, and Paris-Match. To this day, much of Weiss' work is still unknown to the general public for personal reasons. Weiss' diverse output as an artist defined her as the last representative of the French Humanist School of Photography, with the likes of Robert Doisneau, Izis Bidermanas, and Willy Ronis. An insatiable curiosity and lightness of being have continuously driven her life and photographic work. This is reflected in her remarkable vintage photographs of Paris in the Fifties, filled with compassion, playfulness, and a genuine tenderness toward humanity" (Stephen Daiter). Photography is "an alibi, a pretext for seeing everything, for going everywhere, for communicating with everyone" (Sabine Weiss). An absolute "must-have" title for Sabine Weiss collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Sabine Weiss. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Sabine Weiss, who turned 94 in 2018, does NOT do public signings. This signed copy was obtained directly from her Chicago gallery. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with duotone plates. One of the finest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SABINE WEISS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 2954938900. $200.00

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