Ed Van Der Elsken 'Jazz' Signed First Edition 1959

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Material Paper
Style Modernist
Room Living Room
Period 1950 to 1959
Dimensions H 18 cm x W 17 cm x D 1.5 cm
Product Code ‌KCKS095


Ed Van Der Elsken. Jazz. Signed First Edition. De Nederlandse Boekenclub, Den Haag, 1959. Signed by author to half title. Rare first edition. This book is an extraordinary record of Jazz history, by an extraordinary photographer. Photos of Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Jay Jay Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Lee Morgan, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillepsie, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie etc. The 1950s constituted a golden age for jazz music. The decade was also renowned for classic small-camera photography, much of it as rough and ready as the best experimental jazz. The two art forms combine to perfection in Ed van der Elsken's gem of a book, Jazz. Text in Dutch, 109 photographic illustrations in duotone. First edition in illustrated boards. 116pp.

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