Outside Inside by Bruce Davidson
Signed First Edition, 3 Volumes
MINT Condition in Original Box
This is a signed first edition of “Outside Inside” published by Steidl, Germany in 2009. From the publisher: “Outside Inside is a gorgeous three-volume box set of 800 photographs drawn from this master photographer’s immense archive. Chosen by Davidson himself, the selection spans a 60-year career, and features such seminal bodies of work as Circus (1958), Brooklyn Gang (1959), East 100th Street (1966–1968), The Civil Rights Movement (1961–1965), Subway (1980) and Central Park (1992–1995), as well as his two most recent works in progress—a series of urban landscapes made in Paris (2007) and Los Angeles (2009)—and many unpublished photographs. The pages in these volumes document Davidson’s passionate and progressive vision, a vision that bears witness to several decades of volatile change in twentieth-century America. Born in 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, Bruce Davidson’s prolific career began in 1949, when he began taking photographs as a precocious 16-year-old. In 1954, he studied at Yale University with the great teacher and artist, Josef Albers, working briefly as a freelance photographer for Life magazine before joining Magnum Photos in 1958, after a meeting with one of its founders, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Davidson was given a Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007. His work has been extensively published in monographs and is included in many major collections around the world.”
Measuring approximately 15.5” x 15.5” x 8” (22 pounds) and containing over 800 tritone plates, the 3 books are bound in cloth covered boards with a tipped-on cover image and are housed in a custom slipcase. The books and slipcase are still in the original publisher’s box. The three books are:
Volume I: 1954-1961, 300 pp., with 264 tritone plates
Volume II: 1961-1966, 272 pp., with 228 tritone plates
Volume III: 1966-2009, 372 pp., with 342 tritone plates
The slipcase has been signed by Bruce Davidson in silver pen just below the title. This signing took place on October 5, 2010 at Barnes and Noble in New York City and a photograph of the signing appears at the end of this listing.
The books and slipcase are in MINT condition.
Photographs of the publisher’s box, books, signed slipcase, as well a photograph of the Bruce Davidson signing appear in the photo section of the listing.