Rineke Dijkstra - Portraits Photo Book 1st edition 1 printing

Rineke Dijkstra - Portraits

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A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket of one of the most sought-after and iconic photography books of the last decades. 

Rineke Dijkstra, Portraits. München: Schirmer/Mosel, 2004. Hardcover, 160 pp. 33,6 x 25,8 cm. Photographs by Rineke Dijkstra. Includes essays by Hripsimé Visser and Urs Stahel, and an appendix containing a biography, a list of exhibitions, and a bibliography.

1st edition, 1st printing of Rineke Dijkstra's first monograph. Boards in pictorial jacket. Case wrapped in matte, light blue paper.  160 pages, 69 color plates. 

Produced for an exhibition curated by Hripsimé Visser that ran at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2004-2005, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fundacio La Caixa Estalvis in Barcelona in 2005, and in Stedelijk Museum CS in Amsterdam in 2005-2006. 

  • Hripsimé Visser, 'The soldier, the disco girl, the mother and the Polish Venus'
  • Rineke Dijkstra, 'Plates'
  • Urs Stahel, 'Afterwards'
  • Appendix

Born in Sittard in 1959, Dijkstra studied at the Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam. After doing some commissioned work for magazines, she soon found recognition for her intriguing and sometimes uncanny colored portrait series of teenagers and young adults.

Urs Stahel: 'In the age of brash poses and shrill screams, Rineke Dijkstra's calm, full presence creates a new form of monumentality  and a new form of beauty in the photographic portrait.'

Languages: English and German, translation from the Dutch by Helga van Beuningen and Donald Mader. The text by Urs Stahel was translated from the German by Maureen Oberli-Turner.

A near fine copy. Cover very slightly dented in upper left corner. 1 mm scuff mark on board in upper left cover. 

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