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Heath, Dave (Photographer) & Frank, Robert (Contribution). A DIALOGUE WITH SOLITUDE: THE LUMIERE PRESS EDITION. Toronto, Canada: Lumiere Press, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 100 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

New And Enlarged Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The Revised And Expanded Edition. Published simultaneously with the Deluxe Edition in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The Revised Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Dave Heath and Michael Torosian: Oversize-volume format. Cloth boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Dave Heath. Letter by the reclusive Robert Frank (a great admirer of the photographer's work), which appears in this edition only. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany using the NovaTone process, an exceptional offset technique that preserves the photographs' brilliant tonal scale, to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents Dave Heath's "A Dialogue With Solitude". His masterpiece. "In 1961, Dave Heath assembled the photographs that he had been making throughout the 1950's into a poetic sequence. The original plan for the book, as he envisioned it, would be a large format, as big as LIFE Magazine was at the time. When the book was eventually published, it was considerably reduced in size. Using the maquette from 1961 and the set of master prints, the book has been restored to the format of Dave Heath's original design" (Publisher's blurb). Among the handful of great photographers, Dave Heath has been one of the least prolific, an admirable feat in itself, considering that the medium inherently encourages constant picture-taking, seemingly endless repetition, and non-stop proliferation. In addition to his "Korea" Portfolio, the photographs in this collection represent the very best of the photographer's relatively slim but unparalleled output. "Dave Heath has combined the freedom and spontaneity of the small camera approach with a rare formal intensity and precision. His pictures possess stability, simplicity, and tremendous emotional force" (Museum of Modern Art). Dave Heath died on July 1, 2016 at the age of 85. An absolute "must-have" title for Dave Heath collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker on the title page by Dave Heath. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great art photography book. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Edition Thus/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies of the 1965 First Edition available online and at auction now command between $2500 and $10000. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 82 duotone plates. Dave Heath's "A Dialogue With Solitude" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE HEATH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0921542119. $400.00

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