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Cyclops

Watson, Albert

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ISBN 10: 0821223887 / ISBN 13: 9780821223888
Published by Bulfinch Pr, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First small format edition of work of influential Scottish born photographer. Black and white photographs of fashion, erotica, landscape, celebrities. Interesting and provocative use of type face and design throughout. Essay by Jeff Koons. Very good plus. Bookseller Inventory # 000204

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Title: Cyclops

Publisher: Bulfinch Pr

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Presents a collection of iconic portraits and photographs taken from the twenty-five year long career of the photographer, Albert Watson

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Style is substance in Watson's photography--the style of fashion, faux crime, hypersex, and celebrity. There is a slightly jagged edge to his take on the world, but it is an edge safely dulled by a carefully cultivated aestheticism that makes the pictures go down easy. That said, Watson is undeniably a powerful magazine photographer whose darkly beautiful images (reproduced herein by Agfa's new CristalRaser technology) glisten with seductively described surfaces. His subjects range from travel photos of Marrakesh to celebrity portraits to fashion fiction (in a lengthy "Malcolm X Fashion Story"). Interspersed--and perhaps constituting the book's central thread--are strange object-portraits of Moroccan fetishes and other, more contemporary fetish objects. The crazy quilt of typefaces used for the captions and mercifully short text might be seen as avant-garde, or more cynically as the computer work of a designer with multiple personality disorder--as style as substance, in any case. Gretchen Garner

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