DUMMY TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION
Dummy for Maurice Broomfileld Photographs.
(London): Foto 8, (2009).
4to (256 × 204 mm), pp.96 (4 spreads bound out of sequence). 30 black-and-white and 9 colour photographs. Captions by Broomfield, foreword by Jon Levy, introduction by Harry Hardie. Design by Daniel Baer. Black endpapers. Colour photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, quarter black cloth; lightly rubbed, minor wear to extremities. Near-fine.
(London): (Foto 8), (2009).
4to (253 × 198 mm), pp.. 45 black-and-white and 12 colour photographs. Captions by Broomfield, introduction by Jon Levy, foreword by Russell Roberts. Design by Daniel Baer. Black endpapers. Red cloth-covered boards, spine and front lettered in silver, front stamped in black. Numbered in pencil with Broomfields monogram embossed on title-page. Gelatin silver photograph (255 × 203 mm / 10 × 8 in), numbered in pencil on verso, Broomfield’s monogram embossed at lower right corner. Publisher’s grey paper-covered board box, front stamped in silver, rear stamped and numbered in pencil. Fine.
First edition, one of 100 copies with an original photograph. In 1947, Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) set up a studio with Madame Yevonde in Berkeley Square, London. For the following thirty or so years he proceeded to create a vast body of work comprising of epically staged industrial landscapes and portraits, which document various aspects of British industry during what has come to be seen as its heyday. ‘Inherent in the subject matter is a sense of the optimism of an era and, perhaps most importantly, pride. Workers, workplace, work.’