EYES ON RUSSIA
EYES ON RUSSIA

EYES ON RUSSIA

(New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931).

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ONE OF AMERICA'S LEADING DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHERS. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, which provided the contents of this, her first book. She spent five weeks in Soviet Russia with the cooperation of the authorities.
"Here are photographs that are more than camera reproductions of the physical appearance of things. They have the breath of life and drama in them. Tolstoy and Ghandi may damn the machine as a devourer of spiritual virtues, as a sort of modern Antichrist, laying waste to the soul of man. But to Miss Bourke-White the machine is a noble and wondrous creation, an object of beauty and grandeur. It is because of her love of the machine that her Russian photographs are so impressive, for Russians too love the machine..." - Maurice Hindus. Item #27602

First Edition, and the photographer's first book, signed by Bourke-White. With 40 full page photographs by Bourke-White. Small quarto, in the publisher's original tan cloth lettered and with hammer-and-sickle devices in black. 135pp. A very good copy and fine internally, a small unobtrusive stain to the bottom front corner of the upper board.

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Price: $750.00