A Sixty Year Retrospective
SIGNED Yousuf Karsh
Boston. Little, Brown and Company. 1996. First Printing of the revised edition. Hardcover. With the dust jacket. SIGNED by Yousuf Karsh on the half title page. Square quarto. 192 pages with 170 duotone and 12 color photographs. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
An update of the 1983 retrospective. Includes many of the master photographer's portraits of artists, statesmen, actors, musicians, scientists and authors as well as examples of his assignments and a series of his hands photos. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief Karsh penned biographical piece on the subject and personal reminiscence about the person or the session. Among the portraits are: Ansel Adams, Muhammad Ali, Walter Cronkite, Max Ernst, Clark Gable, Audrey Hepburn, Helen Keller, Marx Brothers, Henry Moore, Man Ray, Ben Shahn, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Herman Wouk, Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Steichen, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Georgia O'Keefe, Pope John Paul II, JFK, George Bernard Shaw and more.
Boards show very light wear. Clean and bright. The dust jacket is complete with light wear. Scratches and scuff marks to the DJ front and back covers visible in the light. Few tiny indentations. Tanning to DJ flaps. Not price clipped. Internally, light tanning to page edges. Hinges sound. Binding tight. Images clean and bright. Beautifully printed. Scarce.
SIGNED Yousuf Kar