New York: Aperture, 1979. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's photo-illustrated paper covered boards, spine lettered in black, gray endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"I know of no photographer who has photographed people as inwardly as Lisette Model. Her people are direct targets of an artist's vision" (Berenice Abbott). First edition of the first monograph dedicated to the work of Viennese photographer Lisette Model, signed by her to the half-title. Described by art critic Elizabeth McCausland as "a subconscious revolt against the rules," Model’s ruthlessly candid camerawork captured a wide range of subjects, from tourists on the Cote d'Azur and high-society New Yorkers to entertainers, outcasts, artists, and eccentric everyday people. This now-classic photobook features a selection of her best-known images taken between 1930 and the late 70s, along with a critical essay by fellow photo giant Berenice Abbott. Illustrated with 50 large format black-and-white plates; with chronology and bibliography. Designed by prolific and influential art director Marvin Israel. Cited in Andrew Roth’s indispensable reference work The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. Some creasing to joints and light soiling to boards; unclipped dust jacket with approx. 1" closed tear near head of spine and light rubbing to spine-ends. Near fine. Item #4330