“ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE, DOING ATTRACTIVE THINGS, IN ATTRACTIVE PLACES”
AARONS, Slim. A Wonderful Time. An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life. New York: Harper & Row, . Folio, original blue cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $1100.
First edition of Aarons’ colorful, “richly evocative” photobook of America’s upper-class at play, with over 200 color and black-and-white gravures.
In this lively photobook—one that defines its genre—”every photograph… is richly evocative of its era” (Publisher’s Weekly). This assemblage of Slim Aarons’ finest work features over 200 color and black-and-white images of “American aristocrats on their estates and at play… Aarons wields a sharp camera. He has the happy knack of picking up little details, small but vital touches… [with] a decided air of satire” (Parr & Badger II:20). With 167 color and 40 black-and-white gravures. Text by Aarons.
Book about-fine, dust jacket with only faintest soiling and slight rubbing to extremities. A beautiful copy.