A WAY OF SEEING. Photographs of New York. With an Essay by James Agee

New York: Viking Press, (1965). "First published in 1965 " Paperback. Oblong 12mo. Special Museum of Modern Art Edition, the first paperback edition. Levitt, 1913-2009, was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time." 78pp with 51 black and white plates. The printed "Publisher's Note" states: Helen Levitt took most of the photographs in this book in the 1940s, in the streets of what is now Spanish Harlem; James Agee's essay was written in the late 1940s, when he and Helen Levitt planned this book, and remained unpublished at his death in 1955. The photographs following page 8 are arranged in a numbered sequence suggested by the essay, and the form in which pictures and text are being presented corresponds as closely as possible to the writer's and the photographer's original intentions for the book. A near fine copy in perfect bound printed wrappers. Item #14024

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