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This third volume of the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe collects together his flower studies. Mapplethorpe's reputation rests largely on ...Show synopsisThis third volume of the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe collects together his flower studies. Mapplethorpe's reputation rests largely on his black and white sexual imagery, yet he was an elegant still-life photographer.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. Green Apple...Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. Green Apple Books and Music 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 Alibris. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost.
Description:Very good dust jacket. Very good condition. B&W and Color...Very good dust jacket. Very good condition. B&W and Color Photographs. 173 p. chiefly ill. (some col. ) 32 cm. Very good lightly edgeworn slip case.
Description:Fine in Very Good jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Stated first...Fine in Very Good jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Stated first edition. Unique oversize 12" x 12.5" design. Mauve full-cloth boards, Mapplethorpe stylishly embossed at cover, maroon spine titles, lt. shelf wear. Heavy stock coated pages fine. Lt. brown textured endpapers. Thick matte wrapper w/folded edges, lt. wear. The best of the flower photos are as confrontational as the nudes, not because of their obvious phallic and vaginal echoes, but because they're so utterly alien and creaturely in their weird, sexy beauty. There's something nasty, dark about these pictures that burns through their expensive gloss and undercuts the preciousness. Robert Mapplethorpe began taking photographs in the 1970s with a Polaroid camera given to him by a friend. When he died in 1989 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 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 Mapplethorpes 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 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. 173 pages. Printed by Amilcare Pizzi, Milan, Italy 10/96. Oversize insured post.
Description:New condition dust jacket. New in shrink wrap. B&W and Color...New condition dust jacket. New in shrink wrap. B&W and Color Photographs. 173 p. chiefly ill. (some col. ) 32 cm. As new slip case.
Description:Illustrated by Mapplethorpe, Robert; Photographer. Very Good in...Illustrated by Mapplethorpe, Robert; Photographer. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0679408053. Remainder dot to bottom edge.; 12.80 X 11.60 X 1.50 inches.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Mapplethorpe's flower pictures....Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Mapplethorpe's flower pictures. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket in a very good slipcase. A large, heavy book.
Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0679408053. Hardcover. 4to....Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0679408053. Hardcover. 4to. Rnadom House. 1996. 173 pgs. Slipcased. First Editoin/First printing. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. 132; 1.5 x 13.5 x 12 Inches; 173 pages.
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