PAUL STRAND SOUTHWEST

(New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 2004).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS MASTERWORK OF PAUL STRAND PHOTOGRAPHY. Iconic photographs taken during the seminal years 1930-1932, a time of significant change in Strand's personal, artistic and political life. Strand had spent an emotional three weeks in Texas with Georgia OKeefe in 1918 at the instigation of his mentor and teacher, Alfred Stieglitz. The romantic tangle between the trio shifted after Stieglitz married O'Keeffe and Strand married Rebecca Salsbury who figures prominently in this work. The photographer never lost his love of the American Southwest and its indelible images so perfectly photographed and presented here. He was, for many years a guest of Mabel Dodge Luhan at Los Gallos, her fabled Texas ranch where illustrious writers and artists from D.H. Lawrence to Ansel Adams created an extraordinary landscape. Strand's Southwest period brought a rejuvenation to his creative energy and style and that is captured here most splendidly. Item #29619

First Edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 50 fine full-page plates and a profusion of photographs and illustrations throughout the text. 4to, publisher's original tan cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in the photographically decorated dustjacket. [112] pp. A very fine as pristine copy.

Price: $75.00