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Slip, clth, 5 vols, 10.5 x 12 in. / 1084 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. and Paul Roth. Text by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Deborah Willis, Maurice Berger, Barbara Baker Burrows, Paul Roth, and Gordon Parks.

"American Gothic, Washington, D.C." (1942) is reproduced from <I>Gordon Parks: Collected Works</I>.This five-volume collection surveys five decades of Gordon Parks' photography. It is the most extensive publication to document his legendary career. Widely recognized as the most important and influential African-American photographer of the twentieth century, Parks combined a unique documentary and artistic style with a profound commitment to social justice. Working first for the Farm Security Administration and later for Life magazine, he specialized in extended narrative picture stories on difficult subject matter. Covering crime, poverty, segregation, the politics of race and class and controversial personalities, Parks became legendary for his ability to meld penetrating insight with a lyrical aesthetic. He was thus able to introduce a broad and diverse public to people, issues and ideas they might otherwise have ignored. Parks was remarkably versatile, travelling the world to photograph news events and fashion, as well as the worlds of art, literature, music, theatre and film. Later in life, he reconceived his vision in fundamentally personal and poetic terms, producing color photographs that were allusive rather than descriptive, symbolic rather than literal.

"American Gothic, Washington, D.C." (1942) is reproduced from Gordon Parks: Collected Works.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Bookforum

Barry Schwabsky

Many of the images in Segregation Story had already appeared in Volume III of a handsome five-volume Collected Works published in late 2012, six years after Parks died at the age of ninety-three. But it's great to have more of them available, and at a price that makes them more attainable to those of Parks's admirers for whom the cost of the set would be a stretch.

Gordon Parks: Collected Works

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/7/2016

Muhammad Ali, Photographed by Gordon Parks

Muhammad Ali, Photographed by Gordon Parks

In the spring of 1966, celebrated African-American photographer Gordon Parks traveled to Miami and London to document boxing legend-in-the-making Muhammad Ali—at a time when Ali was under intense critical scrutiny for his outspoken positions on race and the Vietnam war, among other perceived transgressions. Parks published the iconic resulting photographs—alongside an intimate, searching six-spread personal essay on his relationship with the "brash, poetry-spouting kid" he had come to admire—in the September 9 issue of LIFE magazine. These photographs, and a facsimile reproduction of the entire published photo essay, are collected in Steidl's magnificent, five-volume boxed set, Gordon Parks: Collected Works. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/16/2015

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

"Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan" (1950) is reproduced in two remarkable publications by STEIDL. One is the monumental, 5-volume, slipcased Gordon Parks: Collected Works, and the other is the remarkable forthcoming Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott, published to accompany the current exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "A year after Life hired him, the magazine sent Parks back to Fort Scott, Kansas, where he had spent his first sixteen years attending the town's small segregated schools. His assignment was to find the eleven members of his junior high school graduation class and discover what had become of them in the ore than twenty years that had elapsed since his departure." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/1/2014

Gordon Parks: Collected Works

Gordon Parks: Collected Works

"By the time I went to college in the late sixties, Parks was an international celebrity. Everyone knew his work, his name, his elegant style. He was a veritable Jackie Robinson of the creative arts, a towering inspiration. Everyone in my generation grew up with his photos in Life magazine. And every African-American knew that one of Life's staff photographers as a black man. It was quite difficult for me to believe—growing up in a segregated neighborhood in a small ton in West Virginia—that the man who as taking these photographs in Life was a black man, thriving as an artist on the staff of the most important repository of photojournalism in American society in the fifties and sixties. My mother was a constant inspiration to my brother and me, telling us that the path to success was an education and a profession. She wanted us to be doctors or lawyers. All the mothers I knew wanted that for their kids. And they were right. It was a path to success. But Gordon Parks showed that there as another path: through photography, through journalism. You could be a black artist and be successful. There were virtually none then. There are not enough now. Parks was the pioneer who showed the way. And with a legacy of tens of thousands of photographs that record his unique vision, he continues to do so." Excerpt of essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and featured image, "Camp Buddies, Haverstraw, New York" (1943) are reproduced from STEIDL/The Gordon Parks Foundation magnificent five volume, five decade survey, Gordon Parks: Collected Works, releasing today from ARTBOOK | D.A.P. continue to blog


GORDON PARKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY

STEIDL / THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958293441 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
Forthcoming


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628 | US $145.00

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: I Am You

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU

Edited with text by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Felix Hoffman.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/C/O BERLIN

ISBN: 9783958291829 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | Awaiting stock


Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958291096 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

GORDON PARKS: BACK TO FORT SCOTT

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. Introduction by Isabel Wilkerson. Text by Karen Haas.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869309187 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

GORDON PARKS: SEGREGATION STORY

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Brett Abbott. Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Text by Maurice Berger.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869308012 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2015
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305301 | US $185.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2012
Active | Awaiting stock


Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

GORDON PARKS: THE MAKING OF AN ARGUMENT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307213 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 10/1/2013
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

GORDON PARKS: A HARLEM FAMILY

Edited by Thelma Golden, Elizabeth Gwinn, Lauren Haynes. Foreword by Raymond J. McGuire.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306025 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 1/15/2013
Active | In stock




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