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First, Limited edition, signed by Helmut Newton, and numbered (this is No. 6028 of 10,000). Bound in publisher's original pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, blue lettering on spine and front board, blue endpapers. Pictorial dust jacket. Original metal stand designed by Philippe Starck; all unopened in original shipping packaging. SUMO is a titanic book in every respect: it is a tribute to the twentieth century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. The book contains 464 pages, breaking any previous record, and is the largest photography book published in the 20th Century. SUMO is a truly unique publication. SUMO, edited by June Newton, features a wide selection of over 450 pictures, most of which are published for the first time, covering every aspect of Newton’s outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portaits. SUMO was the biggest and most expensive book produced in the 20th century, at an original cost of $15,000, and sold out immediately. Newton himself describes SUMO as "terrifying and outrageous. I don’t even look at it as a book…. I look at it as an object." This is a unique opportunity to own one of the most important books of the 20th Century, in its original, pristine condition. . This is a new, unopened copy, still in its original packaging, complete with specially designed stand. NEW/NEW. This is an extremely large (20 x 27.5 inches) and heavy volume (approximately 77 pounds), additional shipping charges will apply. . Color and B&W Photographs. Elephant Folio 23" tall. (464) pp. Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This is the biggest and most expensive book production in the 20th century. It is the limited edition of 10,000 copies worldwide, each signed and numbered by Helmut Newton! "SUMO" is a titanic book in every respect: it is a tribute to the twentieth century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. Measuring 50 X 70 cm (20 X 27.5 inches) and weighing approx. 30 kg (66 lb.), the book contains 464 pages, breaking any previous record. "SUMO" is a truly unique publication. "SUMO", edited by June Newton, features a wide selection of over 400 pictures, most of which are published for the first time, covering every aspect of Newton's outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portraits. In defiance of the much-loved Japanese discipline that inspired the title of this colossal work, there is no need for it's proud owner to wrestle with "SUMO". Philippe Starck has designed a unique device for displaying the book at home. "SUMO" is available to all Newton fans and photo devotees in a limited edition of 10,000 copies, all numbered and signed by the artist.
Review: Bringing an entirely new slant to the concept of the coffee-table book, SUMO is a suitably enormous homage to 79-year-old Helmut Newton, the master of subversive and erotic photography. "I wanted to build a monument to the most important photographer of the 20th century," comments Benedikt Taschen, the publisher behind SUMO. He delivers. Weighing over 65 pounds, measuring more than two feet long, and breaking any previous size record in book publishing, SUMO contains 480 pages of every aspect of Newton's outstanding career in photography. Each copy of the book is bound by hand and numbered and signed by the artist. In order to showcase this colossus, the book is packaged with its own stand designed by Philippe Starck.
This outsized volume contains the body of Newton's controversial yet iconographic work, documenting fashion, fetishism, and above all an overriding obsession with voyeurism that can make the viewer feel complicit or uneasy by turns. Newton himself describes SUMO as "terrifying and outrageous. I don't even look at it as a book.... I look at it as an object." --Catherine Taylor, Amazon.co.uk
Editorial: Benedikt Taschen Verlag
Año de publicación: 1999
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Ilustrador: Illustrated by Helmut Newton
Condición del libro: New
Edición: First Printing.
Descripción TASCHEN BOOKS, GERMANY, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 01978382286394702. Nº de ref. de la librería 01978382286394702
Descripción Taschen. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 3822863947 **A never used** copy of this rare and out of print, limited production, signed edition. Has never been leafed through. The only evidence of handling is some very minor rubbing to dust jacket at front. Book is tight and square contents in unmarked condition. Comes with the Philippe Starck designed stainless steel stand for displaying the book at home. Due to it's enormous size and weight, additional shipping charges will apply depending on buyer location and shipping preference. MLIN. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1058516
Descripción Köln / Taschen, 1999. 464 pp Including Philippe - Starck - Table. All in original box, never opened. Originally sealed. 30kg, cost of transport depends. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 35000. Nº de ref. de la librería 12231