Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary, NF HC in DJ, ex cat, 1991 outsid..

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary
Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Tannenbaum, Barbara [Contributor]; Coke, Van Deren [Contributor]; Jacobs, David L. [Contributor]; Berry, Wendell [Contributor]
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Notes: Near Fine 9" x 12" grey cloth over boards, blind stamped title to cover, black lettering stamped to spine, very slight cock to spine, else free of visible shelf-wear, sharp tips, tight binding, clean and unmarked throughout. Very Good shiny bronze dustjacket featuring the 1962 photograph, "Romance (N.) From Ambrose Bierce #3" to front cover, the 1960 photograph, "Cemetery #32 [Double portrait on gravestone] to back cover, edges shelf-worn but clean, intact, not price-clipped, and protected by a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 207 pp. replete with 108 full-page plates of Ralph Eugene Meatyard's duotone images. Includes a Foreword by Michael D. Kahan, Acknowledgements, a List of Illustrations,Chronology of the Artist's Life, Exhibition History, Bibliograhy, Notes, and four essays by curator Barbara Tannenbaum, art department chairman David L. Jacobs, photographer Van Deren Coke, and poet Wendell Berry, respectively. This publication accompanied an exhibition of the same title organized by the Akron Art Museum and selected by Barbara Tannenbaum and David L. Jacobs. The exhibition tour included the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art September 6 to November 10, 1991, the Oklahoma City Art Museum December 8, 1991 to February 12, 1992, the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution July 3 to September 27, 1992, the Newport Harbor Art Museum December 18, 1992 to February 14, 1993, and the Akron Art Museum June 19 to August 15, 1993. FRom the dustjacket: "An optician by trade, Meatyard quickly abandoned the photographer's role as a passive observer and flouted some of straight photography's most hallowed conventions-including sharp focus and a wide range of tonal gradation-in his search for a new way of seeing." A gift-worthy copy of a sometimes overlooked master of the craft. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.