Reblando, Jason (Photographer) & Egan, Natasha (Contributor). NEW DEAL UTOPIAS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON REBLANDO. Berlin, Germany: Kehrer Heidelberg Berlin, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 175 pages. Fine.

Collection of photographs on subject. One of the most important documentary 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 print run as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Jason Reblando and Kehrer Verlag: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Jason Reblando. Text by Natasha Egan. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Jason Reblando's "New Deal Utopias". One of FDR's forgotten yet important legacies, remembered, and now committed through photographs, for posterity. "Explores one of the most ambitious, now overlooked programs of the New Deal: The Greenbelt Towns, designed and built in the 1930's by the United States Government to be model cities. The program was critiqued as 'Communistic' by conservative members of Congress, industrial and corporate leaders, and newspapers. Yet they still managed to make an indelible impression on urbanist ideas in America. Jason Reblando's contemporary photographs of Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin offer a rich visual and intellectual experience, and invite viewers to reflect upon planned communities and the human urge to create an ideal society" (Publisher's blurb). Jason Reblando's photographs are quite beautiful, approaching his subject with grace, measure, and without condescension. An absolute "must-have" title for Jason Reblando collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the photographer: "To Martha, Thank you for all the shows I've enjoyed at Schneider Gallery! Cheers, Jason Reblando". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient, Martha Schneider, is one of the most important figures of contemporary art photography. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 3868287906. $50.00

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