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Kezys, Algimantas (Photographer) & Edwards, Hugh (Contributor). FORM & CONTENT. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Second Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. The companion volume to his eponymous first collection. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run by a University Press as a hardcover original. An austerely elegant production by Zina Morkunas: Oversize-volume format. Handsome linen cloth boards with white titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and Introduction by Algimantas Kezys. Foreword by Hugh Edwards. List of Plates appended at the beginning. Printed in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of the finest and most representative photographs by a man who has pursued an unusual twin vocation: As a Jesuit priest and as a full-fledged photographer. To his credit, he is reticent about his religious beliefs except to say that any mode of expression offers a glimpse of the inner life, which we all possess, and which both convention and social pressure suppress. He is more outspoken as a photographer: "The world is so full of beauty and meaning that there is enough of it for everybody, to explore, to relish and to transform, each in his own way. My way is that of a photographer who gets excited by sunsets, shadows, reflections and sometimes by faces. There is nothing to prove, nothing to boast about, except the plain fact that a spark of beauty has been found in some remote corner of the globe" (Algimantas Kezys). This is Walt Whitman's vision of art as the true democracy. Born in Lithuania, Algimantas Kezys came to the United States as a young man and then travelled all over the world again as a photographer. His work is in the Permanent Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, among other major museums. A moving retrospective. A "must-have" title for Algimantas Kezys collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Algimantas Kezys. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This is the only signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. 64 plates. One of the most accomplished American photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALGIMANTAS KEZYS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0829402802. $70.00

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