73 Photographs: From David and Mary Robinson at the National Gallery of Art

In 1995, the National Gallery of Art acquired an important collection of photographs spanning the history of photography. The pictures had been assembled by David and Mary Robinson, two brilliant and astute collectors, during the 1980s and 1990s, photography’s “golden age” of collecting. This slip-cased volume, superbly printed by Meridian, reproduces seventy-three of the collection’s most ravishing images. The book contains three essays on the nature of collecting, by Sarah Greenough (Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art), David Robinson, and Jeffrey Fraenkel.