LEVITT, Helen, and AGEE, James.
Title: A Way of Seeing
Seller ID: 51683
LEVITT, HELEN, and AGEE, JAMES. A Way of Seeing, New York: Viking Press, 1965. Oblong octavo, first edition, pp. 78, full black cloth boards with white lettering on spine and upper board, gravures, text by Agee. Parr & Badger, V.1, pp. 252-53: "Levitt's street pictures of New York children in underprivileged areas ... exemplify the shift from New Deal social documentation to a more personal and elliptical way of looking at life. ... Levitt's photographs are beautiful -- major, underrated works." Roth, 101 Books, pp. 178-79: Agee's "photo-by-photo interpretations can be crushingly heavy-handed. Happily, Levitt's work easily escapes the text's abrasive grip, its buoyancy and grit intact." Also see Hasselblad, Open Book, pp. 214-15. Condition of this book: Near fine with jacket faintly worn at edges with tiny spots of foxing at rear flap; boards a bit sunned at edges. Leaves clean and tight, with toning at white edges, images fine. Preliminary leaf with publisher's note has half-inch-wide vertical blemish, apparently skid marks from a press roller or binding machinery.