10 April 2008
122 Colour Photographs. Copenhagen: Schoenberg, 1948.
Quarto (340 x 245 mm). 122 color photographs. Original blue paper covered boards, white spine lettered in blue, original dust jacket printed in black and red (some minor rubbing along folds, some minor wear at extremities); black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, PREFIGURES THE WORK OF SHORE AND EGGLESTON BY TWO DECADES. Helmer-Petersen later taught night classes at the Chicago Institute of Design, counting among his colleagues Siskind, Callahan, and Ishimoto. "A singular, remarkably early and largely successful attempt to make colour photography work... his aim was to make the kinds of pictures that could only work in colour, and not in black and white" (The Photobook, vol. I, pp.202-03).
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