“THESE BITS AND PIECES TELL US HOW PEOPLE LIVE”: LARRY BACH’S STRIKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF PAROS, WITH SIGNED POSTCARD LAID IN
BACH, Laurence. The Paros Dream Book. Rochester: Visual Studies Workshop, 1982. Square octovo, original stiff paper wrappers. $225.
First edition of this series of photographs of the Greek island Paros, containing 31 finely screened duotones, accompanied by Robert Goolrick’s impressions on facing pages, with inscribed presentation postcard laid in.
“Extremely poetic—elegant statements that proclaim the sun-drenched flavor of the place and some of its people. They are among the strongest, most imaginative photographs this writer has ever seen” (Ann Jarmusch, ArtNews). “As in archeology, the collection of these bits and pieces tells us how people live—about their dreams and fantasies” (Don Earnest, Aperture). The presentation postcard reads in part, “Dear Jim and Sue, Here is a copy of the Paros Dream Book? I would love to have it listed with your new BMPs Books, are you interested?? Good luck on this new aspect of your business—It sounds great. Best, Lary Bach.”