Noggle, Anne (Photographer); Grover, Janice Zita & Coke, Van Deren (Contributors). SILVER LINING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE NOGGLE. Albuquerque, NM: University Of New Mexico Press, 1983. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 195 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. Anne Noggle's single most important collection. 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 by a University Press. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Anne Noggle and Barbara Jellow: Oversize-volume format. Pale gray cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Anne Noggle. Texts by Janice Zita Grover and Van Deren Coke. Printed in gravure on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Meriden Gravure Company in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Anne Noggle's "Silver Lining: Photographs". A portrait photographer whose quirky, in-your-face approach helped shaped both her chosen genre and the medium itself in ways that have yet to be fully recognized. Compared in her lifetime to Diane Arbus, on the one hand, and Avedon, on the other, Anne (pronounced as "Annie") Noggle's "self-portraits, portraits of older women, and her abiding interest in women in the military are like nothing else in the history of photography. Suffusing her photographs are her profound joie de vivre, humor, and defiant humanism. Noggle served as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot during World War II and was captain in the US Air Force. Noggle's interest in photography began at the age of 38 while studying art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She later taught art and art history at the university as Adjunct Professor and curated photography exhibitions. She was the first photography curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Noggle received international recognition and numerous awards for her photographic work, including grants from the National Endowment For The Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her photography, including self-portraiture, often humorous and bizarre, focused on the aging process in women. Noggle died in Albuquerque at the age of 83" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Anne Noggle collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Anne Noggle. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is late-modern art 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 beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with gravure plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . ISBN 0826307310. $100.00

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