Title: Ninetynine Years Leica [German]>>BRAND NEW ...
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: Special Edition
This version is printed in German. 32.6 x 25.2 x 4.2 cm. In original cut-away slipcase and original publisher's shrink wrapping. History of the German Leica camera company. Published on its 99th year, Leica seems to have more than a close connection with the number 9. On 09/09/09 there were 9 products shown and released to the public, which was a significant milestone in the development of Leica on the path towards success. Especially with the introduction of the Leica M9, one of the products introduced on this date and another nod to the number 9. Part history lesson, part compilation of personal anecdotes, part pop culture retrospective, Ninety Nine Years Leica, ushers readers into an undiscovered Leica Universe. A unique, fun and enlightening combination of compelling images and expressive texts tells the story behind a brand well on the way to becoming a living legend. Throughout the book, it becomes evident that not only has Leica played an active role in the world's celebrations, sadness, relief and hope but also in the lives of its camera owners. The result of a close collaboration between Leica and the multiple-award-winning publisher 99pages - under the creative direction of Ansgar Pudenz, Rainer Schillings and Till Schaffarczyk - Ninety Nine Years Leica takes readers on a trail of photographic discovery blazed by legendary Leica photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa and Elliott Erwitt. Ninety Nine Years Leica debuted at the photokina 2012 trade show to rave reviews. In North America, fewer than 1,500 English copies of this special edition were printed and made available exclusively through the Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers. I do not know how many German copies were printed, but, as a promotional, I would estimate 1,000 copies, and certainly very few that have been preserved as new. Heavy item; please contact me for overseas shipping costs before placing your order. Bookseller Inventory # 4268