Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein
Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

Photographs: William Klein

Publisher: Seuil

194 pages

Pictures: 188

Year: 1956

Comments: Hardcover under dust jacket, 280 x 220 mm. Including the tourist brochure(booklet). First and french edition, first printing, 1956. Black & white photographs. Text in french. Included in The Photobook by Parr & Badger, vol.1. Very fresh copy. Just one tear (without missing) and some wears to the corners. In great condition. Ubiquitous photobook about New York by William Klein! Collectible!

"American born photographer William Klein returned to New York in 1954 after living several years in Paris. Alexander Lieberman, art director of Vogue magazine, gave Klein the assignment to photograph New York. A cheap hotel room was rented for Klein while worked on this project. His view, fresh with eyes of a foreigner, retains the intimacy and inside knowledge of a true New Yorker. A visual journey preceding his time, the images are grainy, out of focus, high in contrast. He wanted to break rules and do it his own way, and this brittle attitude is mirrored in his work. William Klein worked eight months on this project. The promised portfolio was never published. After unsuccessfully looking for a publisher in the US, Klein took the pictures to Paris. Klein's blurry, almost uncomfortable, to look at book was published by éditions du Seuil."

Andreas H. Bitesnich (Achtung photography)

 


William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

William Klein,Life Is Good and Good For You In New York : Trance Witness Revels

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