American Prospects

Joel Sternfeld (Signed)

Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects (First Hardcover Edition) [SIGNED] 


$ 2,250.

Rare Signed 1987 First Edition. Times Books in association with The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, New York, 1987. Cloth, First edition, First printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Sternfeld. Fine Light beige linen cloth with title stamped in silver on spine and blind-stamped on front cover, with excellent photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Joel Sternfeld. Introduction by Andy Grundberg. Afterword by Anne W. Tucker. Designed by Elissa Ichiyasu. 128 pp., with 55 four-color plates finely printed on Jupiter 143 gsm dull-coated paper in Italy by Amilcare Pizzi, S.p.A., Milan. 10-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. [

Cited in Andrew Roth’s The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), 260-261; cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göttingen, Germany: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, 2004), 338; cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006), 34-35.]

Beige linen covered boards slightly faded at edges with minor spotting at bottom edge. Dust jacket in fine condition with minor sunning to spine, price clipped, otherwise all else vivid.  Color plates excellent.

This rare Signed First Editon of Sternfeld’s American Prospects is a bright, tight, square, clean copy in a Fine dust jacket (protected in mylar). SIGNED.

Price: $ 2,250.