Photography Books. Randall Gabrielan to Philip Jones Griffiths.
72.3. Gabrielan, Randall. Images of America: Atlantic Highlands. Arcadia, 1996. [Historic photos of Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County, New Jersey.] Fine, $15.
72a. Galassi, Peter. Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography. NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1981. 152 pages, 82 plates (9 in color), 38 reference illustrations. 1st edition (unstated). Stiff illustrated wraps with minor wear to extremities. Catalog for exhibition that traveled in the U.S. in 1981-1982, this is Galassi's first significant book. (Later he succeeded John Szarkowski as chef d'oeuvre of photography at MOMA and produced many more.) Despite its title, this book includes both photography and painting and includes many photographs obviously made after, not before, the invention of photography. The object is to examine the precursors of photography in the world of painting. Biographies of the artists and photographers included in the back of the book. Artists include Robert Barker, Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, John Constable, Jean-baptiste-Camille Corot, John Sell Cotman, Johan Christian Dahl, Francis Danby, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Thomas Fearnley, Caspar David Friedrich, Eduard Gaertner, Thomas Girtin, Francois-Marius Granet, Jean-Antoine-Theodore Baron Gudin, Adolf Henning, Jean-Auguste-Dominque Ingres, Louis-Gabriel-Eugene Isabey, Thomas Jones, Christen Kobke, John Linnell, Johan thomas Lundbye, Ernst Meyer, Friedrich Nerly, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, Jan-Frans "van Dael, Carl Wagner, Ferdinand George Waldmuller, and Friedrich Wasmann. Photographers include George N. Barnard, Felice Beato, Bisson Freres, Samuel Bourne, Louis de Clerq, A. Collard, Maxime Du Camp, Roger Fenton, John B. Greene, Alfred A. Hart, Humphrey Lloyd Hime, Jean-Charles Langlois, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, Robert MacPherson, Charles Marville, Charles Negre, Timothy O'Sullivan, Andrew Joseph Russell, Auguste Salzmann, Pierre-Charles Simart, Southworth & Hawes, William James Stillman, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Linnaeus Tripe. Wraps, vg+, $15.
73. Garnett, William. Owings, Nathaniel Alexander. The American Aesthetic. Harper & Row, 1969. [First major publication by Garnett, who helped transform aerial photography into an art form. William A. Garnett, born 1916, is best known for his photographs taken from the air. His style is noted for strong patterns partially obtained through his explotiation of oblique lighting characteristics of early morning or late afternoon. Not infrequently, his photographs have an ambiguity of scale, as in his Death Valley series, which makes literal intepretation an enjoyable challenge. In 1953, 1956, and 1975, Garnett received Guggenheim fellowships. He first came to national attention in 1954 when Fortune magazine published his work with an introduction by Walker Evans. Selections from his first exhibition at the George Eastman House were published in the New York Times Magazine in 1955. Since that time, Garnett has been a prolific exhibitor in the U.S. and many other countries, including a number of exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Although never a staff photographer for LIFE magazine, Garnett had nine 20 page essays published in that magazine in 1965, the largest extended photo essay in LIFE's history. The American Aesthetic was the first major book publication with Garnett's work. The text is by a prominent architect planner and concerns how cities and open spaces can be designed to be "comfortable, beautiful, and profitable." "He shows how our environment can be saved and the American aesthetic realized."] 1st ed., fine w/o dj, $25.
74. Garnett, another copy, with slightly worn dust jacket, creased flyleaf, otherwise fine. $30. See scan
74a. Garnett, another copy, light stain on rear flyleaf, otherwise fine with very good dust jacket that has short tears, minor wear, and small stain along top edge of rear panel. $25.
74b. Gibson, Ralph. Ralph Gibson portfolio of six full page images shot in Corsica, in magazine, 35-mm Photography, Spring 1974. Other features include a history of 35mm photography by Jacob Deschin, illustrated with photo of Trotsky by Robert Capa, Iowa by Dan Weiner, et al. Also, Ralph Hattersley on pictures that communicate, how to make slide shows come alive, Bob Schwalberg on darkroom technique, and others. VG with light creases in cover. $5.
74c. Gilbert, George. Collecting Photographica: The Images and Equipment of the First Hundred Years of Photography. Hawthorn Books, 1976. 1st printing. 302 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. Ex-library copy in very good condition, no spine label on dust jacket with new acetate protector and which has a chip at top of spine. Card pocket on rear flyleaf. One half page (113-114) cut out but replaced with photocopy. Contents include numerous illustrations. Topics include Box Cameras, Folding Cameras, Detective Cameras and Later Novelties, Stereo Cameras and Stereography, Single-Lens Reflex Cameras, 35-mm, Cinematography, In the Darkroom, Magic Lanterns, Albums and Viewers, Photographic Accessories and Other Photographica, Collecting Photographica, Meeting the Collectors, and Appendixes including Chronology of Photographic History, Dating Photographic Equipment, Kodak Cameras and Equipment, Major Cirkut, Ciro, Crown, Graphic and Graflex Cameras, Maintaining the Photographica Collection, Photographica Museums, Comparative Value of Early Cameras, Dating Guide to Argus Cameras, 1936-1964, plus Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. Note: following the procedure for cleaning daguerreotypes in this book is not recommended by most photo conservators today. $10.
75. George Eastman House. Album 6. George Eastman House Special Issue, 1970. Edited by Bill Jay with contributons by Beaumont Newhall, Thomas F. Barrow, and Harold Jones. [Selections from the collection, inc. Daguerreotypes, Muybridge, Coburn, Kasebier, Brassai, Heinecken, Fichter, Gowin, E. Weston, Krims, John Wood, Uelsmann, Siskind, Hyde, et al.] Stiff wrappers. $10.
75a. Gilden, Bruce. A Beautiful Catastrophe. powerHouse, 2005. 1st ed., hardcover not issued with dust jacket, with custom made 4-mil polyester jacket. New book. "New York City, the unique metropolis that Le Corbusier has called “a beautiful catastrophe,” is a natural home to Bruce Gilden. Since 1981, Gilden has been roaming the streets of the city, capturing its characters and eccentricities with his confrontational, highly energetic style and exuberant vision. In his new opus, A Beautiful Catastrophe, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden celebrates a trademark style with abandon, firmly ensconcing him in the pantheon of New York City street poets." [Publisher] ISBN 1-57687-238-6. Issued at $40. $25. (two copies available)
75aaa. Gleason, Herbert W. Thoreau Country. Sierra Club, 1975. Large format, photographs by Gleason who explored the environs that inspired Henry David Thoreau: Walden Pond, Cape Cod, and the Maine woods. Images from a collection of 1,230 glass plate negatives by Gleason, who died in 1937. Ex-library with usual markings, hardcover with protected dust jacket that is affixed to the inside covers. Very good. SOLD
75b. Godwin, Fay. Bison at Chalk Farm and Other Snaps. Foreword by Frank Muir. [1st book of humorous photos by the well-known English photographer.] Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982. Fine, illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. $25.
75c. Goldblatt, David. David Goldblatt 55. Phaidon, 2001. Photographs of South Africa with intro and explanatory texts by Lesley Lawson. Wraps, as issued (not issued in hardcover). Stamped "non-mint copy" on title page but no obvious defects other than very slight rubbing on rear cover. $5.
76. Golden, Judith. Cycles. A Decade of Photographs. Friends of Photography, 1988. Issued as Untitled 45. [Hand-colored portraits and self-portraits.] Fine, wraps (as issued), $15.
76a. Gotfryd, Alex. Appointment in Venice. Doubleday, 1988. [43 black-and-white moody images evocative of Venice in the fog.] 1st ed., cloth with with vg+ unmarked price-clipped dust jacket, ex-library with remnant of card pocket on rear flyleaf, small adhesive marks on cloth where former dust jacket protector was attached, no spine labels, rubber stamps, or other evidence of prior use. Issued at $30. $5.
76b. Another copy, fine with fine dust jacket. Not ex-library. $25.
76c. Gowin, Emmet. Emmet Gowin Photographs. Knopf, 1976. 1st edition in stiff glossy wraps. Gowin's first monograph that placed him among the first rank of fine art photographers. Very good with a bit of shelf wear along spine, in clear 4 mil polyester custom made jacket. An attractive copy. $35.
77. Gowin, Emmet. Place, See America First. Volume II, No. 1, 1972. Large format softcover book, 214 pages, with Gowin photographs on glossy pages 101-112, from his work in Virginia. Also includes portfolios by Tom Zimmerman and Neil Morse. Very good with two crimps on front cover, otherwise fine. $10.
77a. Gowland, Peter. Figure Photography. Action, Nudes, Pinups. Posing Plans, Lighting, Staging, Props, Candids, Technique. Fawcett How-To Book 250, 1954. Numerous photos of beautiful women in bathing suits, nude, etc. Wraps, cover creased, good+, $15.
77a.1 Graham, David. Taking Liberties. Photographs by David Graham. Introduction by Robert Venturi. Pond Press, 2001. Fine hardcover with protected dust jacket that is fine except for a short tear on top of back cover. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the photographer. 1st edition. $40.
77b. Graham-Brown, Sarah. Images of Women in Photography of the Middle East, 1860-1950, by Sarah Graham-Brown. Columbia University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-231-06826-3. Fine ex-library copy with trimmed rear flyleaf and spine label with protected dust jacket. Covers development of photography in the Middle East; family portraits; costume and nude studies; working women; women in the pubic eye; feminist women, activists. Numerous illustrations by photographers such as Krikorian, Sebah, Zangaki, Bonfils, et al. 274 pages. $15.
78a. Greenleigh, John. John Greenleigh and Rosalind Rosoff Beimler. The Days of the Dead. Los Dias de Muertos. [Ceremonial life in Mexico, in color.] HarperCollins, 1991, wraps, 1st printing, vg+. $17.50.
78aa. Grimschitz, Bruno. Wiener Barock Palaste (Baroque Palaces of Vienna, Austria) by Bruno Grimschitz, Wiener Verlag, 1944. Introduction and appendix in German. 96 black-and-white full page photographs of very upscale housing for nobility, both exterior and interior views. Appendix with detailed notes on the palaces, with layout diagrams. Photographs and diagrams provide useful insights for architects, designers, historians, and the general public. Gift inscription dated 1948 in Wien on front flyleaf. Photos are on glossy paper and in fine condition. Other paper is typical wartime paper that is yellowing and fragile. Red cloth binding with gold imprinting sound with one inch chip and tear at base of spine. Spine rubbed. $10.
78b. Griffiths, Philip Jones. Dark Odyssey. Introduction by Murray Sayle. Aperture, 1996. 1st printing. [Selection from photographer's black-and-white work in 140 countries, including Vietnam, Wales, Sudan, New Guinea, Thailand, India, France, South Korea, et al.] Large book, excellent reproduction quality on heavy weight paper. Illustrated paper over boards. Near fine with near fine acetate protected dust jacket. Issued at $55. $45.