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Melvin Sokolsky is among the world's most influential and visionary image makers. Sokolsky is renowned for his groundbreaking images of the 1960s that have influenced fashion photography and image making for the past five decades.
Archive ~ a luxuriously bound boxed set, embossed clamshell and cover, in an edition of 1,000 copies, each signed and numbered by Melvin Sokolsky. 472 exquisitely printed pages on archival-quality paper, 15.25 x 12.75 inches. Within the two editions there are 1,000 copies. 700 limited edition copies sell without a print. 300 collectors edition copies sell with a choice of 1 of 6 (15 x11.5 inch) prints. There are only 50 copies in each collectors edition.
An extensive retrospective of Sokolsky's work from the 60s to the present, in an inspirational self-published limited and collectors edition designed by Sara Siri. One must turn the pages Archive in order to experience the extraordinary quality and accomplishment this one of a kind volume has to offer. With an introduction by: James Rosenquist, the acclaimed American artist. Ali MacGraw, Academy Award nominated and golden Globe winning actress. Raphaelle Stopen, critic and photography historian.
About the Author:At the age of twenty-one, photographer Melvin Sokolsky joined the prestigious staff of Harper's Bazaar, whose art department was then led by legendary art director Henry Wolf. Wolf, enjoyed challenging Sokolsky. I didnt hire you for my ideas, I hired you for your ideas. Sokolsky went on to produce some of the most innovative fashion images of the 60s. Perhaps most notably his 1963 Bubble Series, in which he depicted the fashion model floating above the urban scenes and landscapes of Paris in a transparent spaceship-like sphere. Women flying effortlessly through the air, rooms constructed as to appear upside down, household objects magnified to colossal proportions-these are all elements of the bizarre universe of Sokolsky's memorable photographs
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Book Description Leafcar Editions, Beverly Hills, CA, 2009. Cloth in a Clamshell Box. Condition: As New. First Edition 1/50 Deluxe. 472pp, profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Designed by Sara Siri. "Melvin Sokolsky's photographs are deeply imaginative, challenging the aesthetic conventions of the advertising and editorial worlds. Reflecting the artist's fascination with Surrealist art, Sokolsky's photographs play with spacial relationships, scale, proportion, visual rationality, and the laws of physics. Sokolsky defines an aesthetic that continually creates images which transcend the clothes they purport to feature, always provoking, always engaging, always alluring. "Archive" is a massive retrospective monograph of Melvin Sokolsky's photography from the 1960s to the present. This luxurious limited edition features essays and commentary by the noted photographer that accompany hundreds of Sokolsky's iconic fashion images, including work with supermodels Simone D'Aillencourt, Carmen dell'Orefice, and Twiggy among many others". A brand new, pristine example of the 2009 deluxe Collector's Edition limited to fifty copies housed in a black linen clamshell box BOLDLY SIGNED "Melvin Sokolsky" AND NUMBERED (05/50) on the front colophon accompanied by a 15 3/5 x 12 ¼" SIGNED AND NUMBERED archival black and white photographic print of iconic model Carmen Dell'Orofice in the publisher's printed shipping carton, as issued. Signed and Numbered with a Photographic Print. Photography Monograph. Seller Inventory # 025654