"MIRRORS/MESSAGES/MANIFESTATIONS. PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS 1939-1968" par Minor WHITE. Editions Aperture, 1982.
MIRRORS MESSAGES MANIFESTATIONS
"MIRRORS/MESSAGES/MANIFESTATIONS. PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS 1939-1968" par Minor WHITE. Editions Aperture, 1982. 2ème édition. in-4 carré, couverture toilée marine sous jaquette photo. 244 pages. Texte en anglais, préface par Michael E. Hoffman, illustré de près de 250 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page pour la plupart, par Minor White.
"To everyone who knew him, Minor White was an extraordinary, unforgettable man: a dynamic and charismatic teacher, a creative and perceptive editor, a committed artist. His power derived from his dedication to the art of photography, his belief that it could be used as a spiritual discipline both for the maker and the active viewer of the photograph. "The photograph", White believed, "is a message more than a mirror, and the man a messenger who happens to be a photographer." First published in 1960, Mirrors/Messages/Manifestations is the distillation of Minor White's work - a synthesis of word and image that demonstrates a profound sensitivity to the underlying meaning of life, to the acquisition of insight though the disciplined exercise of sight. It is also a personal testament. White edited, sequenced, and joined with his writing 243 photographs made throughout his life... Building symbol upon symbol through a carefully selected series of photographs, White created an autobiography of the spirit..."