"When man uses the camera without any preconceived idea of final results, when he uses the camera as a means to penetrate the objective reality of facts, to acquire a truth, which he tries to represent by itself and not by adapting it to any system of emotional representation, then, man is doing Photography. —Marius De Zayas in "Photography and Artistic-Photography," Camera Work No. 42 & 43
FIRST EDITION OF THE SPECIAL "STEICHEN" DOUBLE ISSUE complete with 17 original photogravures, duogravures, and half-tones after Steichen's photographs and paintings. Texts by Marius De Zayas, Mary Steichen, Benjamin De Casseres, and John Weichsel.
Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) Vitality—Yvette Guilbert, Isadora Duncan, Cyclamen—Mrs. Philip Lydig, Mary Learns to Walk, Anatole France, Henri Matisse, The Man that resembles Erasmus, William H. Taft, E. Gordon Craig, The Photographers’ Best Model—G. Bernard Shaw,
Steeplechase Day, Paris; After the Races, Steeplechase Day, Paris; Grand Stand, Nocturne—Orangerie Staircase, Versailles, Late Afternoon—Venice, Nocturne—Hydrangea Terrace, Chateaux Ledoux, Autumnal Afternoon—The Poplars, Voulangis, and The Lotus Screen: S. S. S. all by Eduard J. Steichen.
Containing articles entitled “Photography and Artistic-Photography” by Marius De Zayas, “The Skylark” by Mary Steichen, “Insincerity: A New Vice” by Benjamin De Casseres, and “Cosmism or Amorphism?” by John Weichsel.
New York: Alfred Stieglitz, November 1913. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. With errata slip laid in. General edgewear to fragile wrappers with loss to spine. RARE.
Price: $6,500 .