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William Klein is often cited as among the fathers of street photography. Klein is a New York born photographer and film-maker, who in the 1950s and ’60s, used unconventional techniques that jolted the photography world. Klein’s work was considered revolutionary for its extensive use of wide-angle and telephoto lenses, natural lighting and motion blur. He worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue throughout these years, thereby financing his personal projects – photography books and film. In 1956, a 28-year old William Klein arrived in Rome to assist Federico Fellini on his film Nights of Cabiria. Filming was delayed, and so Klein instead strolled about the city in the company of Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia and other avant-garde Italian writers and artists who served as his guides. It was on these walks that Rome, a pioneering and brilliant visual diary of the city, was born. It has gone on to become one of the most celebrated photography books of the twentieth century.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on spine edge. Photographs and text (in English) by William Klein. Includes notes on the plates. 192 pages with numerous black and white photogravure plates richly printed in France. 11-1/8 x 8-7/8 inches. Divided into five sections (Roman Citizens, The Street, the Eternal City, Youth, and the Catholic World), Klein’s Rome is a collective and definitive portrait of a living, yet ancient city. This is William Klein’s second book, and one of his five signature ‘city books. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. The edges of dust jacket show a few small chips and tears, no in clear mylar protective cover. Rare and sought after!

Bookseller Inventory # 26002


Klein, William

Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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