ARONSON, Judith. Likenesses. With The Sitters Writing About One Another. Foreword by Charles Saumarez Smith, Royal Academy of Arts Manchester and Glasgow: Lintott Press. 2010.
Oblong folio, original black cloth with slipcase. Illustrated with black & white photographs by Judith Aronson. A fine copy.
First edition, limited edition of 66 numbered copies with a separate “original archival inkjet insert” reproducing a photograph of Geoffrey Hill and Alice Goodman, signed by the photographer of this beautiful collection of photographs in which the subjects write about each other.
The subjects and authors include Seamus Heaney, Salman Rushdie, Geoffrey Hill, Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Rosanna Warren, Greg Delanty, David Hicks, Jonathan Miller, William Empson, Norman Mailer, Robert Lowell, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson, Anne Ridler, Simon Schama, Ralph Steadman, Diana Trilling, Frederick Wiseman, I. A. Richards, among others. In addition to numerous essays by Judith Aronson, other original contributions include: Seamus Heaney on Greg Delanty, Jonathan Miller on Robert Lowell, Zipporah Wiseman on Sarah Caldwell, Nicholas Garland on Joan Plowright, Ashley Hicks on David Hicks, Gregory Hill on Anne Ridler, Janis Bellow on Saul Bellow, Leslie Epstein on Robert Pinsky, Rosanna Warren on Eleanor Clark, Katherine and Chiara Scully, Greg Delanty on Rosanna Warren, Simon Schama on Derek Walcott, Greg Delanty on Seamus Heaney.
The purchaser of a copy of this limited issue is entitled to purchase directly from Judith Aronson a 11 x 14 inch archival analog or digital print of any photograph in the book – matted and signed by the photographer – for $250.00, which is half of the photographer’s usual price per print.