Rudolph Burckhardt: An Afternoon in Astoria: Limited Edition

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9780870706912: Rudolph Burckhardt: An Afternoon in Astoria: Limited Edition

In February 1940, Rudy Burckhardt spent an afternoon in Astoria, Queens, photographing the streets of the neighborhood, its gas stations, cars, children at play and other everyday scenes. Burckhardt later mounted a group of the photographs in a spiral-bound album, and wrote on the cover, in neatly printed letters, “An Afternoon in Astoria.” This handmade book, unpublished until now, composes a tour of this part of New York, its empty lots and abandoned cars made poetic by Burckhardt's eye. The Museum of Modern Art recently published An Afternoon in Astoria and has also produced a limited-edition, boxed, spiral-bound facsimile of the original handmade album. An immaculately produced clothbound box with tipped-in reproductions from the book inside-and-out contains the album facsimile and a separately bound essay by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Associate Curator in the photography department of the Museum, discussing Burckhardt and specifically the groups of photographs he bound into albums for the pleasure of himself and his friends.

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Rudolph Burckhardt was born in 1914 in Basel to an aristocratic, intellectually distinguished family. His great-great-uncle was Jacob Burckhardt, renowned historian of the Renaissance, his grandfather a general and a judge, and his father a prominent industrialist. With an inheritance in his pocket, "Rudy" immigrated to New York from Switzerland at the age of 21, and quickly fell in with a sophisticated set of artists, actors, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and writers, including next-door neighbor Willem de Kooning. He was married first to the painter Edith Schoss and later to the painter Yvonne Jacquette. Throughout his artistic life, he made films with artists and poets across several generations, including Joseph Cornell, Edwin Denby, Red Grooms, Alex Katz, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, and Anne Waldman. In 1987, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, held a retrospective of Burckhardt's films; a decade later, a major exhibition of his photography and paintings took place at the IVAM Centre Julio Gonzáles in Valencia. In addition to An Afternoon in Astoria, Burckhardt completed a handful of other albums, on Queens, Manhattan, Italy, and Great Spruce Head Island, Maine. Burckhardt committed suicide in 1999.

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