Selected as one of the Best Books of 2017 by Miwa Susuda
Shortlist: 2018 Photo-Text Photobook Awards, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
Volume two presents fifty-eight photographs by Saul Leiter with the story 'It Don’t Mean a Thing' by Paul Auster. Black-and-white and color photographs by Leiter from 1947 through the 1970s—with many images never before published—are paired with Auster’s tale of interlinked life events and chance encounters. Reflections on New York City, its urban rhythm, people and places, feature prominently in both artists’ work and provide a unifying focus for the book.
It Don’t Mean a Thing: Photographs by Saul Leiter with a Story by Paul Auster is a bilingual publication. Auster’s story, the artists’ biographies and supporting texts are printed in both English and Japanese (with story translation by Motoyuki Shibata).
Note: This 2019 reprint edition is exactly the same as the 2017 limited edition, except for an updated perfect binding and a cover that condenses the dust-jacket and obi (found in the original limited edition) into a single printed softcover.