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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Callahan, Harry; Siskind, Aaron; Ishimoto, Yasuhiro & Others. THE REVISION OF VISION: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN DURING THE HARRY CALLAHAN-AARON SISKIND YEARS. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2010. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 87 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Adam Holtzman: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors. Essay and Notes by Stephen Daiter. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of Art Basel held in Basel, Switzerland from June 16-20, 2010. Presents "The Revision of Vision: Photographs From The Institute of Design During The Harry Callahan-Aaron Siskind Years". The sequel and companion volume to "Teachers of The New Bauhaus". Some of the finest and most representative images of the Institute of Design during one of its most productive periods, the so-called Harry Callahan/Aaron Siskind Years. The title comes from S. I. Hayakawa, who asserted that "the language of vision determines, perhaps even more subtly and thoroughly than verbal language, the structure of our consciousness. To see in limited modes of vision is not to see at all". Hence the need for a "re-vision of vision", which became the mantra of the Institute of Design. The latter offered the most important and influential photography program in the United States from the 1930's through the 1960's. No other photography school or program since then has matched let alone surpassed the achievement of the school and its enduring influence. Few photographs have been produced with such spirit of innovation and adventure, formal experimentation, and sheer joy in the act of creating images that no one has ever seen before. Some of the photographers represented in the Catalog are a Who's Who of 20th-century photography: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Ray Metzker, Marvin E. Newman, and Joseph Sterling as well as their guiding lights, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Less well-known but no less accomplished are Joseph D. Jachna, Thomas Knudtson, William Larson, Art Sinsabaugh, and Charles Swedlund, among others. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This Exhibition Catalog was not sold to the public. It was given as a keepsake/souvenir to Art Basel buyer/collectors only. A rare copy thus. 57 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "THIS WAS THE PHOTO LEAGUE", BARBARA CRANE, YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO, MARVIN NEWMAN, AARON SISKIND, AND JOSEPH STERLING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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