Amsterdam: Contact / De Bezige Bij, 1947. First Edition. Quarto. Pictures taken during the winter of 1944-1945 by leading members of the Underground Camera group, including Dutch greats Cas Oorthuys and Emmy Andriese. What emerges from this book - beyond the harrowing wartime shots of starvation and destruction - are the beginnings in photo literature of a new way of seeing the world. Forced by necessity to shoot under the most extreme conditions, the photographers are formulating a new aesthetic forged from the immediacy of circumstance. (Parr / Badger, v1, 196) Light evidence of sticker removal on the front pastedown, a few spots of foxing and light general wear; a very good copy in a very good jacket, complete, lightly foxed at the back panel, with several small tears, some of which have been repaired by tape. Quite a presentable copy of a book rarely found in jacket; still uncommon in North America.