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Barocas, Melanie Eve. EDEN: SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS BY MELANIE EVE BAROCAS. Connecticut: Guilford Press, Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 48 pages. Fine.

The photographer's debut collection of black-and-white photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Melanie Eve Barocas: Glossy white hard boards with photographic reproduction of a young girl and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Melanie Eve Barocas. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Melanie Eve Barocas' "Eden". Serene, deceptively simple yet oddly moving photographs of daily life that the photographer clearly implies is the essence of Heaven. Still, the technique as well as the spirit is down-to-earth: The unmistakable influence of Walker Evans and the "anti-art" documentary photographic tradition are evident in every photograph. The photographer's eye for the telling detail makes this collection distinctively her own, too. An absolute "must-have" title for Melanie Eve Barocas collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0967618304. $30.00

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