The Siskind Variations; | A Quartet of Photographs & Contemplations by Aaron Siskind | Orchestrated & Edited by Michael Torosian. Aaron SISKIND.
The Siskind Variations; | A Quartet of Photographs & Contemplations by Aaron Siskind | Orchestrated & Edited by Michael Torosian

The Siskind Variations; | A Quartet of Photographs & Contemplations by Aaron Siskind | Orchestrated & Edited by Michael Torosian

[Toronto]: Lumiere Press, 1990. Octavo, 23.6 x 16.1 cm. Cased in quarter natural linen and grey Canson paper over boards; printed paper label to the spine and ‘AS’ printed in black to the lower outer corner of the upper cover; plain beige endpapers. pp. [7] 8-30, [6]. A fine copy. The text was set in Trump Mediaeval and printed on Mohawk Letterpress Text paper. Two photographs printed on gelatin-silver paper have been tipped-in; the first is a previously unpublished portrait of Siskind by Joyce Culver, produced from the original negative, and the second is a portrait from 1931 by Harry Callahan, produced from a copy negative. Four duotones further illustrate the text, one accompanying each of the four monologues and each representing a decade, beginning with the 1940s and ending with the 1970s; the duotones were printed by The Porcupine’s Quill. The Siskind Variations was designed, composed, printed, and bound by Michael Torosian. From a numbered edition of 190 copies, the present copy being number 8. A further 26 lettered copies were produced for the printer’s retention. This copy is signed and dated in ink by Siskind on the recto of the front free endpaper.

Accompanied by loosely inserted copies of the original prospectus and a standing order form. The prospectus measures 22.3 x 10.1 cm, and the order form is 21.5 x 13.9 cm. Each is printed on the recto only.

The Siskind Variations was the fourth title appearing in Lumiere’s Homage series. Item #268

Price: $1,000.00

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