“TO REJOICE IN SEEING, TO BE SPIRITUALLY ENRICHED”
FREED, Leonard. La danse des fidèles [The Dance of the Faithful]. (Paris): Chêne, (1984). Oblong quarto, original slate gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $550.
First and only edition of Magnum photographer Freed’s celebration of Jewish culture in Europe, Israel and the United States, with 79 vibrant, full-page heliogravures, inscribed by Freed, “For Niomi and Leonard/Leonard Freed & Brigitte/1985.”
In La danse des fidèles Brooklyn-born photographer Leonard Freed continues his award-winning exploration of “subjects that range from German society to his own Jewish roots” (New York Times). The camera, Freed once said, offers an inexhaustible opportunity “to see life, to see the world, be witness to great events… to rejoice in seeing, to be spiritually enriched” (Guardian). This impressive volume of 79 large heliogravures warmly celebrates Jewish culture throughout Israel, Europe and the United States. Text in French. Bookplate.
A fine copy, inscribed.