“WE ALL OWE SOMETHING TO KERTÉSZ” (CARTIER-BRESSON)
KERTÉSZ, André. Landscapes. New York: Mayflower, 1979. Slim ocatvo, original white photographic stiff paper covers. $125.
First edition of this “visual book” of select Kertész landscapes from around the world, with 64 finely screened full-page halftones. From the collection of acclaimed photojournalist Peter Turnley.
Kertész was “one of the first photographers to demonstrate the tremendous richness of the street… his work is known for its wit, composition, and sense of the unusual” (Blodgett, 96). “In a career that spanned 70 years, he created images of ordinary life in a style without pretension. He changed the way photographers and picture magazines looked at the world and defined the use of the handheld camera” (McDarrah, 257). This selection of landscapes from around the world was published without a text— designed to be appreciated for the images alone. See Roth, 114; Parr & Badger I:200. From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times). Owner signature.
Near-fine condition, with only slight creasing to front paper cover.