New York: An Aperature Monograph, (1972). Paperback. 11th printing. 4to. White illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front and spine panels. Light rubbing to wrappers and light toning to spine. Clean and bright with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. PHOTO/121218. Very Good +.
Holniker Retrospective, 1992. Paperback. 4to. Scarce. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with many photographic illustrations featuring images of Baltimore in the 1980s and Russia / Eastern Europe in the 1990s. The juxtaposition between the two in this retropective is perhaps unintentional, but jarring none-the-less. Includes famous Baltimorians such as a young John Waters, Bella Abzug, Lee Atwater, Blaze Starr, Kurt Schmoke (mayor), etc. Unpaginated. BALT/121218. Fine.
New Haven: Meredith Miller, 2017. Number 23 of 25 copies signed by the artist. This interesting book of seemingly abstract black and white photographs reflects on the history and meaning of books in a totally new and inventive way. Meredith Miller describes her book as follows: "In my role at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, I capture hundreds of images of the pages of each individual book every single day. As they are photographed, the books often shed bits and pieces of their bindings and flecks from their brittle pages. I started documenting these bits and pieces within the course of my regular work day. At the end of a session, after I have photographed a book, I capture what remains on the bed of the copy stand before I sweep it up and dispose of the residue. These bits and pieces from rare and seminal works are at once precious and incidental. The resulting photographs leave the imagination open to both the presence and the absence of the object and in the process create abstract illusions." Each of the photos includes the name of the book from which the bits and pieces creating the image are from. Photographer and artist Meredith Miller received her undergraduate degree in Visual Art from the University of Chicago before earning an MFA in photography from Yale School of Art. Meredith’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions throughout New England as well as in New York and in California. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Danforth Museum of Art and the Yale Art Gallery. Meredith currently works as a photographer at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and teaches at Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Yale School of Art where she was appointed lecturer in photography in 2013. Bound in black paper covers with title and author in silver to front cover. Each copy includes a small envelope affixed to the rear inside cover that holds a bit or piece. In fine condition. 8.5 x 8.5 inches. 58 pages. PRI/100118.
New York: Xavier Moreau Inc, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition. Grey cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Filled with black and white and full color photographic illustrations. In black illustrated dust jacket with grey and red title to spine and front panels. Wear to edges of jacket and rubbing / scuffing to panels. 181 pages. PHOTO/121218. Fine / Very Good.