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Daiter, Stephen; Callahan, Harry; Ishimoto, Yasuhiro; Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo; Siskind, Aaron & Others. LIGHT AND VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN CHICAGO, 1937-1952. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 1994. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 67 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. Limited Edition of 1500 copies. The first and only edition. Published as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by The Stephen Daiter Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers, which utilize one of Harry Callahan's classic images, "Light Abstraction, 1947", and with white titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of 20th-century American photography. Foreword by Stephen Daiter. Catalog Checklist, Chronology, Biographical Sketches, and Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of two landmark exhibitions: As "Light and Vision", held at the Chicago Photographic Print Fair from September 23 through 25, 1994 and as "Moholy-Nagy And His Students: The New Bauhaus", held at The Chicago Cultural Center and the Robert Henry Fine Arts Gallery from September 9 through October 12, 1994. Presents "Light And Vision: Photography At The School of Design In Chicago, 1937-1952". The highly innovative and experimental works that emanated from the Chicago institutions variously named and known as The New Bauhaus, The School of Design, and the Institute of Design (ID). All of these school-iterations offered the most important and influential photography academic programs 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 their achievement or their enduring influence. The works of some of the greatest names in American photography are represented here (the photographs shown in the exhibitions were all vintage prints). The photographers include: Harry Callahan, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Gyorgy Kepes, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Marvin E. Newman, Margaret de Patta, Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, and Henry Holmes Smith, among so many others. Few images were produced with such spirit of innovation and adventure, formal experimentation, and sheer joy in the act of creation. A pioneering work of lasting significance, this Exhibition Catalog precedes by a full decade and is a basis of the first full-fledged, book-length study, "Taken By Design: Photographs From The Institute of Design 1937-1971" (2004), published by the Art Institute of Chicago. An absolute "must-have" title for art photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws even if the dealers do not say so. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HARRY CALLAHAN, YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO, MARVIN E. NEWMAN, AND AARON SISKIND TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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