1998/2001. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth, slipcased, with tipped-in color plate on the rear panel of the slipcase, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and drawings by Joel-Peter Witkin. Texts by Eugenia Parry and Joel-Peter Witkin. 196 pp. with 92 four-color plates. 10 x 10 inches. This second edition was limited to 5000 hardbound copies. New in publisher's shrink-wrap. From the publisher: "This is a retrospective look at the work of one of the late twentieth century's most profound and disturbing artists. For this collection Joel-Peter Witkin has personally selected from his own archives his finest images, ranging from his early Coney Island "freak show" studies to his most recent work. Witkin's portraits of subjects both living and dead have disturbed countless viewers for their unwavering viewpoint and magically grotesque compositions. The artist's sojourn captured here, with each photograph a station along his path, veers between oblivion and salvation. This book depicts Witkin's journey up until now.". Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The image exudes torture and pain, but this is not the extent of the photographer's ambition for it. He envisions a huge scale; the print will be the largest he can make because he has mapped a grand conception, and, after more than forty years as a photographer, arrived at a place of understanding more lucid than he has ever before achieved. With his vanitas he establishes an erotic territory of majestic sacrifice and sacrament, the meaning of which, for him, lies somewhere between the unspeakable suffering of the crucified Christ and that of the Jews under Hitler.
From Library Journal:
Witkin's longtime publisher brings out this latest update of his oeuvre with the lush reproductions and immaculate design one expects from Twin Palms. Featuring "First Photograph, Brooklyn, 1950," one photograph from 1998, and even a couple striking paintings, this work ranges widely, but the vast majority of the roughly 90 pieces are from the well-documented 1980s and 1990s. The macabre and sublime mix in these images, mostly tableaux on mythical themes, which Witkin explains with the observation that "I consider myself a portraitist; not of people, but conditions of being." A prominent photography writer, Parry contributes a thoughtful if not revelatory afterword. This may well be the finest collection of Witkin's work to date, and contemporary photography collections will want a copy to complement other titles; public libraries and general collections might make do with the catalog to Witkin's Guggenheim Museum retrospective show (Joel-Peter Witkin, LJ 9/15/95).AEric Bryant, "Library Journal"
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Title: Joel-Peter Witkin: The Bone House (Second ...
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: New
Edition: 2nd Edition.
Book Description Twin Palms/1999, U.S.A., 1998. Cloth. Condition: As New. MINT in MINT slipcase with embossed photo-print on cover of slipcase, a rich and lavish production, very thick with over 100 images printed 4-color to give a wide range of tones. title on spine is lightly rubbed, else as new Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 13446
Book Description Twin Palms, 1998. Hardcover without dustjacket as issued in illustrated slipcase, 196 pages, very good condition; fading to open edges of slipcase; titles on spine of book a bit rubbed away; internally fine; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # JoWiTw75
Book Description Twin Palms, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Olive green cloth with title in black on spine, housed in a brown cloth-covered slipcase. Condition: Very good, with slight rubbing to the title on the spine. No inscriptions. Slipcase condition: Good, with light shelfwear and some light soiling. 189pp. Many b/w photographic plates.This book contains a colection of photographs by Joel-PeterWitkin (b.1939) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, intersex persons, and physically deformed people. Seller Inventory # 005631
Book Description Twin Palms Publishers, [Santa Fe, New Mexico], 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in black on spine; in grey cloth slipcase with mounted b/w photo-reproduction; square 4to; pp. 196, reproducing Witkin's work in b/w and full-color. Seller Inventory # D7180
Book Description Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Text: English. 195 p.; ill.; 26,5 x 26,5 cm; 1,7 kg. Tipped-in color plate on the rear panel of the slipcase. Titles on spine of book a bit rubbed away; internally fine. Seller Inventory # 004858
Book Description Twin Palms Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Second. Seller Inventory # B7S1-150
Book Description Santa Fe, Twin Palms, 1998., 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. 1st. One of 5000 copies of the first edition. Slipcase. ISBN 0-944092-56-x. Titling on spine slightly rubbed, otherwise very good condition. Seller Inventory # 9135
Book Description Twin Palms Pub, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG094409256X
Book Description Twin Palms Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. SIGNED 094409256X VG in VG slipcase. Green cloth boards in grey cloth slipcase. Square 4to. 196 pp. with 92 four-color plates. Boldly SIGNED by Witkin across decorative front end-papers. Black lettering partially worn away from spine. Slight rubbing to paste-down illustration on slipcase. All else near fine. Seller Inventory # SKU1003162
Book Description Twin Palms Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1998. Cloth with Canvas Slipcase. Condition: Fine Condition. First Edition. 196 pp., 92 four-color plates. This first edition was limited to 5,000 hardbound copies. Slipcased with tipped-in color plate on the rear panel of the slipcase. Just the slightest fading to the text on the spine, otherwise a fine copy. Seller Inventory # 004040