1st Printing. Signed. 80 pages. Published in 1982. Landmark collection of female nudes. One of the most influential erotic art photography books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Helmut Newton and Xavier Moreau: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and photo-tableaux by Helmut Newton. Essay by Karl Lagerfeld, one of the greatest fashion designers of our time. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Helmut Newton's "Big Nudes". Some of Helmut Newton's finest and most representative female nude and sex pictures for the very first time in book form. One of the most beautifully produced titles in Helmut Newton's oeuvre, it is the photographer's third collection, after "White Women" (1976) and "Sleepless Nights" (1978). The three books defined his style, cemented his reputation, and remain his most important individual collections. Newton's now-classic work melds eroticism, compositional brilliance, drama, fetishism, impeccable technique, and voyeurism in a way that makes the viewer feel happily complicit and guiltily uneasy in equal parts. That is his singular achievement as an artist who worked mainly in the compromised commercial realm, and yet became "the most important photographer of the 20th century". That's according to Benedikt Taschen, who produced SUMO, the biggest photography book ever published thus far (it weighs 70 pounds and comes with its own stand). Helmut Newton died in a car crash in Hollywood on January 23, 2004. He is buried next to Marlene Dietrich at the Berlin Cemetery, the city's peripatetic and most successful photographer back home for good. An absolute "must-have" title for Helmut Newton collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the half-title page by the photographer: "For David Ruttenberg, with best regards [followed by best wishes in French] in Tinsel Town, Helmut Newton". The recipient is a renowned photography figure/collector whom Newton unmistakably personally knew. "Tinsel Town" is Newton's (and many other artists' and writers') term of endearment for Hollywood. This title is a photography book classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies available online have major flaws yet command hundreds of dollars. A rare signed copy thus. 47 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HELMUT NEWTON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0937950025. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: With his Big Nudes, in the 1980s Helmut Newton created a quite unprecedented long-term bestseller. Simultaneously, it provided a concentrated image of his aesthetic agenda. Powerful women were presented in all their naked truth without fig leaves or fashion frills. This series of black-and-white photos, produced between 1979 and 1981, also marked a stylistic change in Newton's work. Elaborate layouts full of luxury and decadence gave way to an unambiguously formulated and monumental statement "Here they come!" Dressed only in their indispensable high heels, Newton's amazons selfconfidently paraded on show. They rippled their muscles and marched individually as well as in formation toward the observer. Helmut Newton's classic work was published by us in 1990 for the first time.
From the Inside Flap: With his Big Nudes, in the 1980s Helmut Newton created a quite unprecedented long-term bestseller. Simultaneously, it provided a concentrated image of his aesthetic agenda. Powerful women were presented in all their naked truth without fig leaves or fashion frills. This series of black-and-white photos, produced between 1979 and 1981, also marked a stylistic change in Newton's work.
Title: HELMUT NEWTON: BIG NUDES - Rare Fine ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Xavier Moreau, Inc.
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1982. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95441357
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book has wear to edges and bending to tips, otherwise binding is strong, pages are clean and crisp throughout. Dustjacket has wear to edges and a small open tear to top center of back cover, otherwise bright and presentable. It is now protected in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 907077
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), U.S.A., 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Small Folio - 8.5" x 11". [Of-E]. Hardcover, bound in black cloth with dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, a slight ripple to the text block. Bookseller Inventory # 065812
Book Description Xavier Moreau Incorporated, 1982. Hard cover. Book Condition: Good in good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 80 p. The dustjacket has a 1" tear, which has been tape repaired; and some chipping and edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0008985
Book Description Xavier Moreau Incorporated 1982-08, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First Edition ~1st Printing. 0937950025. Bookseller Inventory # 588451
Book Description Xavier Moreau,, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 1st Edition. Illustrated, large hardcover with a dust jacket. Jacket has nearly zero wear. Interior doesn't have a nameplate or any other marks. Bookseller Inventory # 10627
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0937950025 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0627428
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-234-52-9301909
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0937950025
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-234-52-9301909