They Became What They Beheld. PHOTOGRAPHY, Ken HEYMAN, Edmund Carpenter, photographs, text.

They Became What They Beheld

New York: Outerbridge & Dienstfrey / Ballantine, 1970. First Edition. Somewhat uncommon cloth edition of this experimental pastiche of Carpenter's aphoristic writings and Heyman's documentary photographs. Heyman (b. 1930) is perhaps best known as Margaret Mead's long-time collaborator and co-author with her of the books Family and World Enough. Carpenter was a pioneer in the field of visual anthropology and a frequent collaborator with Marshall McLuhan, to whose work the current volume clearly owes a debt. An easy book to find in softcover, but the cloth edition is elusive, especially in the absurdly fragile mylar dustwrapper. First printing. Small quarto (21cm x 23cm); gray, paper-covered boards (hardcover); dustjacket; [157]pp (unpaginated); illus. Fine in the original printed mylar dustwrapper which shows some light rubbing and surface scratches, still Very Good or better and rarely seen.

Price: $200.00

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