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Roy DeCarava

Phaidon Press, 2001
208 pages
196 tritone
ISBN: 0714841234

Conceived, designed, written and made by hand as a prototype by master photographer Roy DeCarava (b.1919) in the early 1960's yet unpublished for nearly half a century, The Sound I Saw largely existed, until now, as a legend among the cognoscenti of the photography world. Presented as a stream of 196 soulful images interspersed with DeCarava's own evocative poetry, the book is, in its form and effect, the printed equivalent of jazz. 'This book is a book about people, about jazz, and about things. The work between its covers tries to present images for the head and for the heart and, like its subject matter, is particular, subjective, and individual,' writes the author.


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