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Caffery, Debbie Fleming (Photographer) & Bauret, Gabriel (Editor). DEBBIE FLEMING CAFFERY: THE COLLECTION L'OISEAU RARE EDITION. Trezelan, France: Filigranes Editions/L'Oiseau, 2000. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

Retrospective collection of the photographer's work, presented in a handy format. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only and as the third volume in the now-iconic Collection L'Oiseau Rare Series. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Gabriel Bauret and Agnes Propeck: Small-size volume format. Glossy pictorial stiff paper boards with white titles on the cover and black titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery. Edited with Captions by Garbriel Bauret. Brief Biography appended at the end. Printed in gravure on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in France to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Debbie Fleming Caffery". Some of her finest and most representative work, created after her highly acclaimed breakthrough, "Carry Me Home" (1990). "Draws upon the mysteries of light and shadow, creating an ethereal world of brooding darkness punctuated by a sense of hope. Debbie Fleming Caffery's images can be seen as articles of faith. The relentless insistence of subject and symbol in these images is assuredly their greatest strength. This vigor results from a tension that can be both visual and emotional. In this marshy no-man's-land between description and illusion, her photographs serve as an able guide to truths that are better sensed than seen? (John Lawrence). An absolute "must-have" title for Debbie Fleming Caffery collectors. This copy is very boldly, beautifully, and elaborately signed and inscribed in black pen-marker on the title page by the photographer: "For Martha, Best wishes Debbie [Fleming Caffery]". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is the curator/owner of Schneider Gallery Chicago, and is one of the most important figures in contemporary art and photography. We have not seen a more unusual and beautiful signature than Debbie Fleming Caffery's. Her signature can truly be said to be a work of art in itself. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws because the book is small-sized and fragile as such. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with gravure plates. One of the finest American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DEBBIE FLEMING CAFFERY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 2910682943. $40.00

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