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Flower Is. by  Robert Frank - Signed First Edition - 1987 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 2705)

Flower Is.

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Flower Is.

by Frank, Robert

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Tokyo: Yugensha, 1987. Limited first edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies, with 81 finely screened full-page halftones. Folio, original gray cloth, cloth covered slipcase with halftone print affixed to the cover; original shipping box. In fine condition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Robert Frank. Flower Is can be regarded as "an eminently fitting apotheosis for stream-of-consciousness photography It is primarily a memorial volume to Frank’s daughter, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1974 The whole tenor of the book is forlorn, which may be the adjective that best describes Frank’s work as a whole It reveals an artist at the height of his powers but hardly at peace with the world or himself" (Parr & Badger).


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Flower Is.
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service.


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"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description. Further,...

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