ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ With an Essay by Carole Kismaric

(New York: Aperture Foundation Inc., [1993]).

FIRST EDITION AND A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ'S PHOTOS. The selection is mostly from the 1920's and 1930's but also includes examples of his works from the 1940's, 1950's and 1970's. Many of the examples are from the French Period of the artist's career. Along with Ms. Kismaric's fine essay this collection also includes a brief biographical chronology, a list of the artist's major exhibitions over a period of 60 years and a select bibliography.
Kertész's work itself is often described as predominantly utilizing light. Kertész himself said that "I write with light". He was never considered to "comment" on his subjects, but rather capture them. This is often cited as why his work is often overlooked; he stuck to no political agenda and offered no deeper thought to his photographs other than the simplicity of life. With his art's intimate feeling and nostalgic tone, Kertész's images allude to a sense of timelessness. Item #29336

First edition, Aperture Masters of Photography Series, Number 11. The first printing with the error on the title-page with the publisher's patch correcting it. With 43 finely reproduced full-page black and white photographs by André Kertész, the images are on the rectos only and printed on fine glossy paper. Square 8vo, publisher's original black cloth with silver lettering on the spine, in the original dustjacket which features a 1930 Kertész photograph of Colette on the upper cover. 96pp. A very fine copy, essentially as new.

Price: $95.00