Paul Strand, Basil Davidson - Tir A'Mhurain: Outer Hebrides

  • MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1962
  • Hardcover
  • First Edition
  • Photographs by Paul Strand, commentary by Basil Davidson
  • 4to, 151pp
  • 145 black and white photographs
  • Condition: Good/Near Fine. Photo illustrated jacket shows some minor chips and a 1 inch tear to rear. Now in protective plastic. Boards and interior near fine. No bumps or marks, with minor discoloration to endpapers and some page edges.

Paul Strand is one of those photographers who have established not just a body of work but a way of seeing. His prints encourage the eye to take an apparently endless journey. --"The Times Literary Supplement"
In 1954 Paul Strand and his wife Hazel spent three months traversing the rugged island of South Uist, off the west coast of Scotland. "Tir a'Mhurain" reflects the impressions they gathered during their stay. Juxtaposing people and landscape, Strand's photographs depict the perfect complicity he saw between nature and habitation in this wild terrain. Whether they are of rocks and sea or a grinning shepherd boy, scudding clouds hanging over seaside houses or the wrinkled face of an old lady, Strand's images capture the essence and complexity of a singular place.
This new edition of "Tir a'Mhurain," which includes rare images never before published, is a true masterpiece of photography. In the spirit of the Aperture editions of Strand's classic works "La France de Profil" (2001) and "Un Paese" (1997), this volume celebrates the beauty of everyday life.



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