9783836517300

Helmut Newton: SUMO

Helmut Newton, June Newton

ISBN 10: 3836517302 / 3-8365-1730-2
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
"You will own a piece of art history" Quintessentially, London   A tribute to one of the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographers

SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price.

Helmut Newton
(1920–2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO—a bold and unprecedented publishing venture—was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher.

With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in—boxed and shrink-wrapped—at 35.4 kilos, Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, both in terms of conceptual extravagance and technical specifications.

Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book’s featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks – approximately € 317,000.

SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history. This new edition, carefully revised by June Newton, is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO—now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution—will reach the widest possible audience.

However, proud owners of the new edition won’t wrestle with their copy of SUMO. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home.
Text in English, French, and German

Review:

SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, it broke records for weight,  dimensions, and resale price.

Helmut Newton
(1920–2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO—a bold and unprecedented publishing venture—was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher.

With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in—boxed and shrink-wrapped—at 35.4 kilos, Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, either in terms of conceptual extravagance or technical specifications.

Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks – approximately $430,000.

Now, 10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back in a more economical edition, but one with the same DNA as its unique progenitor.


SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history. This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO—now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution—will reach the widest possible audience.

However, proud owners of the new edition won't wrestle with their copy of SUMO. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home:
 

Product Description

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

Review

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Helmut Newton: SUMO: Search Results

1.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: TASCHEN America Llc, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The biggest, most lavish book production of the 20th century is back! SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, breaking records for weight and dimensions. Fifty people worked with Helmut and June Newton for three years to complete a book that weighed 30kg (66lbs). But size wasn't everything. Control and quality - printing, paper, binding - were all critical in making SUMO a worldwide publishing sensation, which is in many famous collections all around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_3836517302

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 124.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Speedy Hen (London, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 13

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST3836517302. Bookseller Inventory # ST3836517302

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 94.33
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 29.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
3.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Books Market (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 20

Book Description: TASCHEN America Llc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3836517302 Brand New in Mint condition. Use Expedited Shipping to get the book in 2-4 days. guaranteed! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 3836517302

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 130.92
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Taschen, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. The biggest, most lavish book production of the 20th century is back! - in a more economical edition, but one with the same DNA as its unique progenitor! The original, edited by June Newton, featured over 350 pictures, most published for the first time, covering every aspect of Helmut Newton's career: from the stunning fashion images to the powerful, erotic nudes and celebrity portraits. Also included is a 'making of' section, detailing the meticulous selection process. Well, 10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back - complete with a unique stand for displaying the book at home. Text in German, French, English. 480p. The book that redefined the photographic monograph!. Bookseller Inventory # 1184439

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 134.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd. (Galway, N/A, Ireland)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Taschen GmbH. Book Condition: New. 2009. Box Har/Bk. Hardcover. . . . . . Over 350,000 customers served online!. Bookseller Inventory # V9783836517300

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 140.27
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From Ireland to U.S.A.
6.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: TASCHEN America Llc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Har/Bklt. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX3836517302

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 136.34
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
7.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Taschen GmbH. Book Condition: New. 2009. Box Har/Bk. Hardcover. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland . Bookseller Inventory # V9783836517300

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 153.01
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
8.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Hennessey + Ingalls (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Taschen October 2009, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price. Helmut Newton (1920-2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO--a bold and unprecedented publishing venture--was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher. With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in--boxed and shrink-wrapped--at 35.4 kilos, Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, either in terms of conceptual extravagance or technical specifications. Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks - approximately $430,000. Now, 10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back in a more economical edition, but one with the same DNA as its unique progenitor. SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history. This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO--now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution--will reach the widest possible audience. However, proud owners of the new edition won't wrestle with their copy of SUMO. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home: The biggest, most lavish book production of the 20th century is back! SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, breaking records for weight and dimensions. Fifty people worked with Helmut and June Newton for three years to complete a book that weighed 30kg (66lbs). But size wasn't everything. Control and quality - printing, paper, binding - were all critical in making SUMO a worldwide publishing sensation, which is in many famous collections all around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bookseller Inventory # 176966

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 150.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Hennessey + Ingalls (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Taschen October 2009, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price. Helmut Newton (1920-2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO--a bold and unprecedented publishing venture--was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher. With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in--boxed and shrink-wrapped--at 35.4 kilos, Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, either in terms of conceptual extravagance or technical specifications. Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks - approximately $430,000. Now, 10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back in a more economical edition, but one with the same DNA as its unique progenitor. SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history. This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO--now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution--will reach the widest possible audience. However, proud owners of the new edition won't wrestle with their copy of SUMO. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home: The biggest, most lavish book production of the 20th century is back! SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, breaking records for weight and dimensions. Fifty people worked with Helmut and June Newton for three years to complete a book that weighed 30kg (66lbs). But size wasn't everything. Control and quality - printing, paper, binding - were all critical in making SUMO a worldwide publishing sensation, which is in many famous collections all around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bookseller Inventory # 163275

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 150.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.

Helmut Newton, June Newton
ISBN 10: 3836517302
ISBN 13: 9783836517300
Bookseller: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: TASCHEN America Llc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3836517302 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9783836517300

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 150.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book