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Selected Classics No art library should be considered complete without Aperture’s classic photobooks —from our very first title, Edward Weston’s Flame of Recognition, to Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, now in print for more than forty years; from contemporary classics such as Sally Mann’s Immediate Family and Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency to the remastered and expanded edition of Josef Koudelka’s Gypsies. These are the books that have come to define the canon of photographic literature.

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph Fortieth-Anniversary Edition Photographs by Diane Arbus

• Published in five languages • Includes eighty photographs, edited and designed by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus • More than 400,000 copies in print

“Diane Arbus was not a theorist but an artist. Her concern was not to buttress philosophical positions but to make pictures. She loved photography for the miracles it performs every day by accident, and respected it for the precise intentional tool that it could be, given talent, intelligence, dedication, and discipline.” —John Szarkowski

11 x 9¼ in. (27.9 x 23.5 cm) 184 pages 80 duotone images Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-174-4 US $65.00 / CAD $89.95 / UK £45.00


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Diane Arbus revolutionized the terms of photographic portraiture—and of the medium itself. Aperture was the first to publish her work in book form; Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph has been kept in print continuously since its publication in 1972. It is acknowledged as a timeless classic and remains the foundation of her international reputation.

It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It... Photographs by Luigi Ghirri Preface by William Eggleston Essay by Germano Celant; Notes by Paola Ghirri

• Highly desired title, back in print • First book on Ghirri published in English • Essential monograph on this pioneering artist and master of contemporary color photography

Luigi Ghirri, who shared the sensibility of what became known as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had been named, worked in Giorgio Morandi’s studio and with architect Aldo Rossi, while influencing a generation of photographers, including Olivo Barbieri and Martin Parr. This dynamic book includes a selection of the seminal artist’s essays, published in English for the first time, and a selected chronology.

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11 x 8½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm) 152 pages 95 four-color images and 30 illustrations Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-058-7 US $55.00 / CAD $76.95 / UK £30.00 Limited-edition print available

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Spring 2017 Catalogue  
Spring 2017 Catalogue