77 Strange Sensations / Story by Barry Gifford.
(Zurich): Edition Dino Simonett, (1998).
4to (295 × 225 mm), pp.. Black-and-white photographs. Colour photo-illustrated endpapers on brown paper. Black-and-white photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, yellow cloth spine lettered in black; light wear to sides and edges, white marks to front, small dent to fore-edge of front board, mark to spine. Michael Hoppen Gallery inkstamp to half-title, signed and dated 2000 by Burri with a black paintbrush. An excellent copy.
First edition, signed copy. René Burri spent two years going through his archives with the publisher Dino Simonett. Together they made a selection of previously unseen work, each photograph capturing and revealing at least one ‘strange sensation’. The American writer Barry Gifford is a friend of Burri’s and an admirer of his work, his short story ‘The Big Love of Cherry Lane’, is included as a counterpoint to the photographs.
77 Strange Sensations was issued to commemorate Burri’s 65th birthday.