A KIND OF RAPTURE. Toni MORRISON, Robert BERGMAN.

A KIND OF RAPTURE

New York: Pantheon, (1998). Robert Bergman. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (9-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in black cloth. Introduction by Toni Morrison and afterword by Meyer Schapiro, the only text in this absolutely stunning collection of color photographic portraits, mostly of street people, which Schapiro says "bring to mind some of the greatest painted portraits." Using high-resolution digital equipment, Bergman created his own color separations for these photographs which were taken with a simple 35 mm camera, amateur film, no tripod, and no special lighting. Of this, his first book, Morrison states, "Occasionally there arises an event or a moment that one knows immediately will forever mark a place in the history of artistic endeavor. Robert Bergman's portraits represent such a moment." Obviously, no light praise and well deserved once you see these truly amazing photographs that have the power to stop you in your tracks. This copy is SIGNED by Morrison at her contribution. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Item #008485

Price: $300.00