SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY WINOGRAND
Women are Beautiful
“His deceptively casual framing and subject matter
influenced a whole generation of American photographers, including
Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, and William Eggleston.” –American National
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY WINOGRAND on the half-title: “To
Lights best intern / Garry Winogrand”. The preferred hardcover issue of
the first edition.
In Women are Beautiful, Winogrand is “never simply a voyeur.
His respect for women is traceable in many of these photographs, which
at times demonstrate a kind of sisterhood—they show us the liveliness
and rapport that women share with each other, with or without the
presence of men… Women Are Beautiful is perhaps the most
cohesive and complete series of pictures Winogrand produced in his
lifetime. They are an important key to understanding the obsessions that
fueled Winogrand's best work" (James Crump, art curator, ed. Garry
Winogrand: 1964). With 84 black and white photographs and an essay
by Helen Gary Bishop.
New York: Light Gallery & Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975). Oblong quarto
(225x205mm), original silver-stamped gray cloth, original
photo-pictorial dust jacket; housed in custom clamshell box. Very light
soiling to dust jacket; a fine copy. $3300.