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From Fair to Fine examines the diverse ways in which photographs are used in books and how similar or different our perceptions of these prints are when viewed on a wall.

Included in the exhibition are: unique books containing original gelatin silver and color photographs; some of our favorite books which are significant but obscure; and entertaining and unusual items by artists such as William Eggleston and Ralph Gibson. The exhibition also includes original photographs of book cover and interior illustrations by: Brassai, Robert Capa, Paul Fusco, André Kertész, Gyorgy Kepes, Susan Meiselas, Ken Ohara, Martin Parr, and Aaron Siskind.

Our 240-page catalog includes 216 publications from six overlapping areas: American photo-graphy, Artists' books, Concerned photography, books identified with the Institute of Design, Japanese photography, and photobooks on Paris. Essays by Anne Dorothee Böhme, Claire Cass, Stephen Daiter, Paul D'Amato, John Gossage, Alex Sweetman, and David Tippit.


only in german

From Fair to Fine
20th-Century Photography Books That Matter

mit Nobuyoshi Araki, Richard Avedon, Werner Bischof, Brassaï, René Burri, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Larry Clark, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Paul Fusco, Ralph Gibson, Peter Hujar, György Kepes, André Kertész, Josef Koudelka, Les Krims, Jens Liebchen, Susan Meiselas, Ryuji Miyamoto, Richard Misrach, Ken Ohara, Martin Parr, Ed Ruscha, Sebastião Salgado, Aaron Siskind, Stephen Shore, Susan Sontag, Alec Soth, Ralph Steiner, Joel Sternfeld, Paul Strand, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Weegee , William Wegman, Brett Weston, Minor White, Garry Winogrand ...