Title: ROBERT MAXWELL: PHOTOGRAPHS - Rare Fine Copy...
Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 155 pages. Published in 2000. Debut collection of photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Robert Maxwell, James Crump, and Elsa Kendall: Oversize-volume format. Hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Maxwell. In pictorial DJ, which features one of the photographer's female nudes, as issued. Presents Robert Maxwell's "Photographs". The range and depth of Robert Maxwell's work as an art photographer. Maxwell is an extremely successful magazine, commercial, and fashion photographer who has clearly yearned to do something more serious and enduring. This collection of richly and evocatively toned black-and-white and color photographs represents his work in that mode thus far. It features male and female nudes, still life, and celebrity portraits with a classic look that is clean and immaculate on the surface but resonantly nostalgic and emotional in its impact. Utilizes the 19th-century glass wetplate technology known as the ambrotype, called the "black art" of photography because of the rich and dark tonalities it produces. His tribute to the first Golden Age of photography, this book received lavish praise from critics and collectors when it first appeared. An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Maxwell collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen by the photographer: "Marcy, Felt easier calling myself a photographer after seeing you print my work. You're the Bomb. Robert". The recipient is the photographer's printer, and the dedication wittily refers to the Noel Coward song, "You're The Top!". This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 50 duotone, 40 color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1892041324. Bookseller Inventory # 13270
Synopsis: Robert Maxwell is one of the most exciting new photographers to have emerged on the savagely competitive scene of fashion and editorial photography. In Photographs, Maxwell shares his edgy nudes, portraits, and still lifes that are at once modern and, strangely, part of the past. Much has been written about the lack of innovation in contemporary photography, and this book, Maxwell's first, underscores why he is widely considered to be one of the most interesting photographers of his generation. Combining a rough-edged eroticism with a genuine interest in form and beauty, Maxwell's nudes-perhaps the most difficult genre to master-are in a class by themselves. His elegant portrait studies of his family, friends, and passersby, are fresh and original and bring to mind the groundbreaking work of Irving Penn or of Richard Avedon. But Maxwell is distinguished from his modernist forebears both aesthetically and by his unique approach to the medium: He utilizes the nineteenth-century glass wetplate technology known as the ambrotype-called the "black art" of photography for its rich, dark and reflective surfaces. These gorgeous glass objects, as well as the artist's platinum and silver prints, come alive in this striking book that is certain to become a milestone in the art of bookmaking.
About the Author: Robert Maxwell began using the camera at age 28, when his girlfriend gave him a Nikon F3. Now 39, Maxwell has completed assignments for the most prestigious fashion magazines of our time, including W, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Elle, and Interview. A former surfer from La Jolla, California, Maxwell is currently based in New York City.
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