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Lot 108: Twenty-six books and journals on fine photography
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
South San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Ansel Adams - 50 Years of Portraits, 1978, James Alinder; Ansel Adams - New Light, 1993, Robert Dawson et al; Ansel Adams, 1991, Barry Pritzker; Ansel Adams - the Eloquent Light, 1980, Nancy Newhall; Eisenstaedt - Witness to Our Time, 1980, forward by Henry R. Luce; Paris - Essence of an Image, 1981, Alecio de Andrade and Julio Cortazar; Winogrand - Figments from the Real World, 1988, John Szarkowski; Morrie Camhi, 1986, Maya Ishiwata, editor; The Prison Experience, 1989, Morrie Camhi; Anima, 1993, James Balog; American Prospects - Photographs by Joel Sternfeld, 1994, forward by Andy Grundberg; Vilim Kriz - Photographs, 1979, David Featherstone; Optiks: Zeke Berman, 1991, Debra Heimerdinger; Ancestral Dialogues - the Photographs of Albert Chong, 1994, forward by Quincy Troupe; To Be Nobody Else, 1968, John Pearson; Cumming Photographs, 1979, James Alinder; Special Collections - the Photographic Order from Pop to Now, 1992, Charles Stainback; American Children - Photographs from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 1980, Susan Kismaric; Toward a Truer Life - Photographs of China 1980-1990, 1991, Reagan Louie; Comparative Photography - a Century of Change in Egypt and Israel, 1979, Francis Frith and Jane Reese Williams; The Diana Show - Pictures Through a Plastic Lens, 1980, David Featherstone; Tones - a Selection of Published Work by Jock McDonald, undated, Jock McDonald; Man Ray, 1989, introduction by Mary Foresta; Bruce Davidson, 1986, introduction by Bruce Davidson; World Views - the First Mother Jones International Documentary Photography Awards, 1991, Kerry Tremain, editor; Yellow Silk magazine - Journal of Erotic Arts, issue 35, Winter 90/91
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.