Moments Preserved: Eight Essays in Photographs and Words. Irving PENN, intro Alexander Liberman.

Moments Preserved: Eight Essays in Photographs and Words

New York: Simon & Schuster, [1960]. First Edition. Penn's first published monograph, now recognized as a mid-century landmark among photobooks. "...Moments Preserved gathers Penn's vast variety of enthusiasms...Penn reinvented the classic daylight studio portrait for a more casual time, undercutting its formality but heightening its potential as a revealing performance" (Roth 101, pp. 158-159). Tall quarto (33cm). Original cream linen boards, lettered in black on spine; 183pp. (chiefly illus). Spine cloth a bit toned, else Near Fine, albeit lacking photo-illustrated slipcase. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front pastedown.

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