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Panas, Lydia (Photographer) & Meloy, Maile (Contributor). THE MARK OF ABEL: PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYDIA PANAS. Berlin, Germany: Kehrer Heidelberg Berlin, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of color portrait-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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. An Import title, it was not commercially distributed in the United States. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Lydia Panas and Kehrer: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Lydia Panas. Essay by Maile Meloy. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper using the most advanced digital technology in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Lydia Panas' "The Mark of Abel". Her breakthrough collection of portraits. "For three years in hot weather and cold, Lydia Panas invited families to stand before her lens. She was curious to see what would happen. These groups stood graciously before her as the series unfolded. Lydia Panas has exhibited widely throughout the United States, and is gaining attention in Europe and Asia. Her work is included in numerous collections including those of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and the Center for Photography Woodstock" (Publisher's blurb). "Lydia Panas' ability to capture and convey the complexity of human relationships has made her a rising star in contemporary portraiture" (Photo District News). "The work is intensely beautiful" (Jorg M. Colberg). Reminiscent of the work of Sally Mann on the one hand and Jock Sturges on the other, the imagery is ultimately Lydia Panas' own. They are presented by Kehrer in exquisite reproductions that capture the sublime atmosphere, not just the nuances, of Panas' images. An absolute "must-have" title for Lydia Panas collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Lydia Panas. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of few such 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: This is an Import title and was not commercially distributed in the United States. Copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with 50 full-page color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3868282297. $80.00

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