Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Small square quarto [25cm x25cm]. Black cloth over boards, with title stamped in silver on spine. Spine ends a touch rubbed. Mild toning to edges of textblock. In a dust jacket with spots of soiling and rubbing. Laid in Anne Noggle "In Memoriam" clipping. Near fine / very good +. Item #63711
Signed by the author in black ink on the title page.
As an adolescent, Anne Noggle definitively decided to pursue aviation after seeing Amelia Earhart at a Chicago air show. She became a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), fighting in the last years of WWII. After developing breathing issues, she retired as a pilot in 1959. Noggle went back to school; she earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art from the University of New Mexico, graduating in her late 40s. Her interest was photography, and her primary focus was documenting the aging process in women. She referred to this subject as, "the saga of the fallen flesh." She did not shy away from self-portraits, notably taking close up shots of herself while healing from a face lift. "Silver Lining" was the first published book of her collected photography, and it is a powerful look at the unique yet universal experience of female aging.