Made in France by Richard Avedon
First Edition, First Printing, 2001
This is a first edition, first printing of “Made in France” by Richard Avedon published by the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco in 2001.Considered by many to be one of the best photography books in its genre ever produced, the publication was limited to 5000 copies. Consisting of 40 tritone and four-color facsimile plates reproducing recto and verso production boards, with photographs, extensive notes on cropping, information on featured designs and page layout instructions, the images were made in Paris for Harper's Bazaar during the 1950s and provide a remarkable portrait of the working methods of one of the most influential fashion photographers in history. . From the publisher: "This major new monograph stands as an important rediscovery of a small but central body of work in the career of one of the world's best known and beloved photographers. This oversized book is being printed without compromise with tritone plates throughout, and will be a stunning object in its own right. With this body of work, which includes the photographer's iconographic Dovima with Elephants, Cirque d'Hiver, 1955, Avedon broke radical new ground in the history of photography. He documented the moment in which postwar France was striving through fashion to reclaim its cultural eminence. Judith Thurman, fashion writer for The New Yorker contributes the book's introduction.”
Measuring approximately 15” x 11”, the book is a hard cover in photographically illustrated laminated archival boards with the title printed in brown on a linen spine and tritone plates tipped-in the front and rear covers. There was no dust jacket issued with this publication. The book is protected by an archival heavy mylar cover.
This is a great opportunity to purchase a FINE copy of one of the most beautiful photography books ever published.