VIVIAN MAIER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams - 2012 [1st Ed]

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Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams

A splendid celebration of Vivian Maier's deeply human photography. Hailed as a "humanist in the best tradition" by Mary Ellen Mark, Maier produced works of tremendous emotional power and scope. Showing human beings in some of the most touching life moments, these works capture instants of joy, love, despair and pain, stating once more our frail condition as human beings, subjected to illness, poverty, imprisonment, suffering, yet somehow strong in the bonds of friendship, love, family, and carried forward by our hopes and moral strength. An amateur photographer from the working class, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) never shared the photographs she incessantly took since her childhood, although they instantly became popular when they were discovered, finally being the subject of exhibitions as those of a professional photographer would have been. Her art has touched an amazingly vast audience, thrilled by the insight given by these images into the unknown lives of a thousand people. This volume adds to the magnificent images a biographical text on the artist, taking the reader into the intriguing and awe-inspiring path of the working-class woman whose photographs touched the world. 287 pages. 9.5 x 9.25 inches.

STATED FIRST EDITION. Lavishly illustrated with the black & white photographs of the artist. Includes a biographical text.

Published by: CityFiles Press, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with NEAR FINE DJ.

  • ISBN: 9780978545093
  • Volume displays minimal overall wear.
  • Black covers feature text in silver on front.
  • Boards show minimal edgewear from rubbing along upper edges, mostly near spine end, with a quarter-inch scuff at upper edge of back. (See photos)
  • Spine features text in silver.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • DJ is in great condition displaying minimal shelfwear.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180523

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Year: 2012
Original/Reproduction: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Author: Richard Cahan Michael Williams
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Photography
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2012
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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