Winogrand: Figments From The Real World

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  1. davela

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    Figments From The Real World by Garry Winogrand, John Szarkowski. This is the 2003 hardcover edition in superb condition.

    Price: $250 OBO plus insured shipping
     

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    Great book! I have in near-mint condition! I got a deal on mine. Someone didn't know what they had.
     
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    Sigh. How much to rent for a month?
     
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    They can be found in libraries, though I think that is usually a three week checkout.
     
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    Libraries? I thought all the kids with digital cameras and iPods burned those down?
     
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    Indeed. They are far too often overlooked. However, I have found some very good and very rare and/or expensive photo books in libraries.

    Heartbreaking story alert: My college library used to have a first edition copy, in French, of course, of The Decisive Moment, but it was stolen some time in the past five years. What a bloody shame that was.

    You really find some gems there...and sometimes they will even go out of their way to acquire a book by request. It cannot hurt to ask, anyhow.

    BTW, not sure if it is in libraries yet, but Freidlander has a new book out called "America By Car." It is worth a look. I have it on loan from a friend, but I would definitely want to own it.

    Anyhow, sorry to hijack the thread, Dave. It is a great book. Definitely worth owning if you can swing it.
     
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    Wow. I had no idea these had gotten so expensive. I got my copy as a birthday present in 2005. I love it, one of my favorite monographs.
     
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    $250 now? I'm glad I picked up my copy off Amazon when it was $47.
     
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    ....and the price will only increase. Jim Goldberg's "Rich and Poor" only cost $25 new, but now it's been out of print for years and copies easily fetch $800 (he's still alive too and could re-publish the book at any time). It might seem expensive, but given that Winnogrand is dead and there's probably not going to be a re-issue of this book in the foreseeable future, I bet this book will triple in value in 10 years. I'm not an expert in book collecting by any means, but I've seen this happen to a few different books.
     
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    Jordan's quite right. Just try look up this (or other) book on Amazon, eBay, etc.
     
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    One problem for those who speculate in rare books is that sometimes when the value of an out-of-print book goes off-scale, the copywriter holder reprints it.