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siskindAaron Siskind was an American abstract expressionist photographer. Siskind’s work focuses on the details of nature and architecture. He presents them as flat surfaces to create a new image out of them, which, he claimed, stands independent of the original subject. In the early 1940s, his work shifted to the abstract and metaphoric as Siskind cultivated friendships with such Abstract Expressionists as Franz Kline, Barrett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko. In 1950 Siskind met Harry Callahan when both were teaching at Black Mountain College in the summer. Later, Callahan persuaded Siskind to join him as part of the faculty of the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago (founded by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy as the New Bauhaus). During the 1950s, Siskind’s primary subjects were urban facades, graffiti, isolated figures, and the stone walls of Martha’s Vineyard. In 1971 he followed Callahan (who had left in 1961) to teach for the rest of his life at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Description: FIRST PRINTING OF SISKIND’S FIRST BOOK. Hard bound with dust jacket. Very minor wear to edges and corners of cloth boards with no wear to the silver lettering on the front board. Dust jacket shows only the most minor wear to edges and corners, otherwise fine (now in Brodart cover) RARE IN JACKET!.

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Aaron Siskind Photographs
Siskind, Aaron

Publisher: Horizon Press
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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