New York: Magnum Edition
Here's your chance to show just how much you heart New York (and stunning photography of it). The classic photography book "New York" is being published by Gloria Luxury in limited edition form, with only 25 copies available worldwide. Each massive book will include an estate-stamped gelatin silver print by Leonard Freed (pictured right, click for detail), who was of the league of photographers who never editioned their work. Freed never sold many of his prints and never had exclusive gallery representation, making this book a true collectible.
The book hosts 1500 images, 756 pages, weighs 26 pounds and is housed in case designed to look like a skyscraper. Included among the 28 featured photographers are Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier and David Baily, exhibiting some of the most iconic images of New York alongside chapters written by such literary talents like EB White, Tom Wolfe, Anthony DeCurtis and Ric Burns, among others.
Magnum has reserved one of these 25 treasures for a CH reader to purchase. To make it yours, contact jennifer [at] magnumphotos [dot] com by 4 November 2008. The price is $4,000.
More images after the jump.