Lot Details

Rare book with paper cover containing 14 original gelatin silver prints dating 1963-64. One of 100 copies printed, not numbered. Photographs are mounted to paper pages, fully adhered and flat. 11.5 x 10.5 inches overall (29.2 x 26.7 cm).

In 1965 as a senior at Richmond Professional Institute, Gowin produced this book as his senior thesis, pairing provocative texts by Alfred Stieglitz on the power and meaning of photography with 14 of his own images. His cover design pays tribute to the photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Robert Frank.

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Publication: Martha Chahroudi, Emmet Gowin Photographs, 1990. Bunnell, Peter C. Emmet Gowin: Photographs. Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1990.
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Fading/Bleaching
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: Cover shows minor wear due to age.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Gift of the artist to present owner.
  • Pickup Location: Missouri, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 in. (17.78 x 11.43 cm.)
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