“GRAPHIC, METAPHORICAL EMOTIONAL POWER”
SISKIND, Aaron. Places: Aaron Siskind Photographs. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1976). Quarto, original cloth, original dust jacket. WITH: Original silver photograph ("Lima 80") signed and matted, measuring 16 by 20 inches. $3000.
Signed limited first edition, number 32 of only 100 copies numbered and signed by the photographer, featwith an original print, “Lima 80,” also signed by the photographer.
"Siskind to a large degree [was] responsible for bringing photography into the 20th century… [He] has discovered some of the most important means by which the traditional conventions of the camera are brought into harmony with the symbolic and pictorial needs of the present" (Goldberg, 429). His mature work, such as that in Places, focuses on "close-up details of painted walls, asphalt pavement, rocks and lava flows… [with] both the traditional descriptiveness of conventional photographs and a graphic, metaphoric emotional power" (New York Times). Introduction by art critic Thomas B. Hess.