Third edition. Boldly signed by Witkin. Hardcover. Fine black cloth-covered boards, with title stamped in gilt on spine and cross design stamped in silver on front cover, with black end papers and printed dust jacket. Photographs and drawings by Joel-Peter Witkin. Essays by Gus Blaisdell and John Yau, Afterword by Joel-Peter Witkin. Includes exhibition history and bibliography. 124 pp. with 52 two- and four-color plates on a matte coated paper stock. 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. This third edition was limited to 5000 hardbound copies. Out of print. New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature). From the publisher: "The work is as controversial as ever. cadavers, transsexuals and animals are carefully arranged to create a mythology that could originate only in the imagination of this singular artist. The ten years work included in this collection were not reproduced in our first book of the artist's work." Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book by Witkin, Joel-Peter
Review: Once you have witnessed the dark, sensational visions of Joel-Peter Witkin, you will never be the same again. Witkin gets to you. Here you will encounter hermaphrodites, malformed bodies, Siamese twins, corpses, fetuses, cut-off heads, and self-torturers. Witkin's compositions go far beyond conventional "freak show" tableaux to achieve a sinister and dignified beauty, and he includes numerous art-historical references that add context and acerbic wit. This exquisitely produced collection of black-and-white photographs will take you, as Guy Blaisdell writes in an essay at the end of the book, into "a human afterworld ... one that comes before or after the death of this world--a place where the spirits of the dead live on by sitting as works of art for their portraits, descending into our moment and returning always to their identical selves." Warning: Not for those under 18 and/or easily disturbed.
Title: Joel-Peter Witkin: Gods of Earth and Heaven ...
Publisher: Twelvetrees Press
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: New
Edition: 3rd Edition.
Book Description TWELVETREES PRESS. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Locked Case. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 07978094264239104. Seller Inventory # 07978094264239104
Book Description TWELVETREES PRESS. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978094264239125. Seller Inventory # 01978094264239125
Book Description Twelvetrees Press, Altadena, CA, 1991. Second printing. Hardcover. Done in an edition of 5000 copies. Essays by Gus Blaisdell and John Yau. A collection of drawings and Witkin's disturbing black and white photographs. A clean and tight near fine copy in a close to near fine dust jacket with the usual rubbing. Seller Inventory # 157251
Book Description Twin Palms Publishers 1989-10, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0942642392. Seller Inventory # 588618
Book Description Twelvetrees Press, Altadena, CA, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second Edition. Folio. Out of Print. Second Edition, limited to 5000 copies. Shelfwear to DJ: scuffing along edges and covers, a few small tears along edges. DJ in mylar. Light tanning along page edges. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good condition. Seller Inventory # 56772
Book Description Twelvetrees Pr, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0942642392-2-4
Book Description Twelve Trees Press, Altadena, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. 2nd. Seller Inventory # 9020463
Book Description Twelvetrees Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0942642392
Book Description Twelvetrees Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Witkin, Joel-Peter (illustrator). Third Edition. Unpag. Folio. Slight scuffing to dust jacket, now in myalr cover. Clean and crisp within. Seller Inventory # 28321
Book Description Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Third Edition. 120 page hardcover book of Witkin photographs. Third Edition - limited to 5000 casebound copies. No flaws. Seller Inventory # 527869