Scarce first printing of the conceptual photographer's landmark work.
"STRUCTURAL(ISM) AND PHOTOGRAPHY manipulates the genre of the retrospective catalogue by looping the chronological chain of the book with captions, letters, theory and images articulating the present state of the work."
Important document of Thomas's work as artist and critic. Thomas was a significant influence on a number of photographers belonging to or associated with the Photography and Language group, including Hal Fischer, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Allan Sekula, and others; laid in to this copy is a contemporary order form for Fischer's GAY SEMIOTICS, the first book published by Thomas and Phillips's own NFS Press.
First edition. San Francisco: NFS Press, (1978). 12'' x 9''. Original black and white wrappers. Introduction by John Brumfield. Design and production by Donna-Lee Phillips. Black and white plates throughout. 112 pages. With two original NFS Press book order forms laid in (for Hal Fischer's GAY SEMIOTICS and Wanda Hammerbeck's DEPOSITIONS). Creasing and scuffing to corners and spine ends, with moderate toning and soil to covers.
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