B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 173 pages; Oversize HC/DJ in slipcase. 1st edition, 1st printing. Tight, bright and fresh in original crisp-edged and immaculate pictorial dust jacket. Appears and feels unread; slipcase bright and with only a whisper of shelv evidenc to lower edge. Fine in Fine dustacket and about Fine slipcase. About as new. . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Robert Mapplethorpe began taking photographs in the 1970s with a Polaroid camera given to him by a friend. When he died in 1989 of AIDS, at the age of forty-two, he was considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, having gained a reputation as the avatar of a rigorous formalism stunningly wed to graphic and sometimes controversial subject matter.
Most of Robert Mapplethorpe's days began in the early afternoon, often by photographing flowers. Mapplethorpe used them to help focus his vision, centering and warming up for his commercial portrait work. The flowers also helped him to effect the transition to the more daring work, which he executed late at night.
Pistils reproduces 120 of these ravishing images of flowers, many of which have never been published. The full range of Mapplethorpe's virtuosity is displayed here--early Polaroids: exacting still lifes in black-and-white and color; and extremely rare, toned gravure prints. Not since Georgia O'Keeffe has an artist looked at flowers with as developed an eye as Robert Mapplethorpe. In them he discovered sex, death, redemption, and, always, beauty. These photographs go far beyond decorative allure to place him firmly in the pantheon of the photographic masters.
About the Author: Robert Mapplethorpe was born in Queens, New York in 1946. He studied at the Pratt Institute, working primarily in printmaking and as a filmmaker. He began to take photographs, at first mainly Polaroids, while living with the singer Patti Smith in the Chelsea Hotel. Mapplethorpe had his first one-man exhibition in New York in 1976. He became known for his portraits of friends and acquaintances, among them artists, composers, architects, socialites, stars of pornographic films, and members of the homosexual underground. His photographs of flowers and of nude black men were also widely praised. In 1988 the Whitney Museum of American Art mounted the first major retrospective of Mapplethorpe's work. Mapplethorpe died the following year, and an exhibition of his photographs organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia led to debate over public support of the arts.
Editorial: Random House
Año de publicación: 1996
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition; First Printing
Descripción Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Dust jacket NOT included. Otherwise in excellent condition, book shows little, if any, wear. Some light wear/rubbing to slip case. *a. Nº de ref. de la librería 1709250017
Descripción Random House, 1996. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Book, dust jacket, and slipcase all in excellent condition. Lone internal blemish is a gift inscription on front free endpaper. Slight amount of rubbing to case. International/expedited shipping will require additional postage due to bulk. Nº de ref. de la librería 020522
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR006340809
Descripción Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000002046
Descripción Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1996. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. Slight bump upper rear corner. Slipcase present and very clean. Nº de ref. de la librería 22488
Descripción Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0679408053
Descripción Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover in Slipcase. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, hardcover, slight spine lean, otherwise clean and tight, a Near Fine copy in like dustjacket that has some very light folds along the bottom edge of endflaps, slipcase is VG with light rubbing and soiling to bottom and top ends. Nº de ref. de la librería 60020
Descripción Random House 1996-10-01, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1st. 0679408053. Nº de ref. de la librería 483290
Descripción Random House, New York, 1996. Slipcase. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 081071
Descripción Random House Inc./Eastman Kodak Company, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine and in Near Fine Slipcase. Mapplethorpe, Robert (Photography) Ilustrador. First Edition. 1996 Stated First Edition, printing line begins with 2 per Random House standard procedure for firsts at that time. FINE in FINE Dust jacket and NEAR FINE pictorial slipcase. A fresh, copy in new condition. Small abrasion to front panel of slipcase - all else absolutely fine. John Ashbery's introductory essay is followed by 120 beautifully printed plates displaying the full range of Robert Mapplethorpe's extraordinary artistry. 11-1/2 x 12-1/2". 176 pages. A heavy volume. Additional postage required for Priority or International mailing. Size: 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 000767