Monday, March 08, 2010

Life Is Good... New York! Books on Books #5.

Life Is Good... New York! Books on Books #5. Photographs by William Klein. Essays by William Klein, Max Kozloff, Jeffrey Ladd. errata editions, 2010. 160 pp., 120 duotone illustrations, 9½x7".

Errata Editions’ Books on Books series is a continuous publishing project concerned with making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible again.

The books in this series are not reprints or copies, but rather 'complete studies' of the originals. They contain 'illustrations of every page in the original photobook being featured', new essays on photography composed specially for the series, production notes about the making of the original book and a biography and bibliographic information about the artist(s).

"Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study into the creation and meanings of these great works of art."

William Klein: Life is Good & Good for You in New York Trance Witness Revels is regarded as one of the most influential and groundbreaking photo books there are.

It was published in 1956, capturing the rough streets of New York with a visual energy unlike any art book before.

'Life Is Good... New York! Books on Books #5' "reproduces in its entirety Klein’s brilliantly photographed and designed magnum opus. The American Art historian, Max Kozloff, contributes an essay called William Klein and the Radioactive Fifties."

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