New York: Rizzoli, 1980. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's brown cloth, spine gilt, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Survey of the work of American photographer Outerbridge, with 81 dutone and 59 color plates. Outerbridge trained as a graphic designer, and produced commercial work for Vogue and Vanity Fair, before opening his own studio. He maintained a lifelong interest in formalism and abstraction, encouraged by friendships with Man Ray, Duchamp, Abbott and Steichen. A pioneer in color photography, he published an influential 1940 book on his techniques. His lush color nudes were deemed too racy; their failure to find an audience, coupled with cheap technological advances he refused to embrace, led to a decline in his output, though he continued to write a regular column for U.S. Camera magazine until his death in 1958. With an introduction by Graham Howe and Jacqueline Markham, a chronology, list of exhibitions and a bibliography. Bottom corner of upper board banged, unclipped dust jacket with light soiling and edgewear. Near fine. Item #26