Stock Image


Romanek, Mark

9 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1892041081 / ISBN 13: 9781892041081
Published by Arena Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Black Swan Books, Inc. (Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 2, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 75.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

As New. Still in the original shrinkwrap. Illustrated with photographs from stills. As issued without dust jacket. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Fine condition. ; Illustrations; Oblong 8vo.; 200 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 37449

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details


Publisher: Arena Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition

About this title


Book by Romanek, Mark

From Library Journal:

There is a danger in stilling something that's built for speed. Music videos, especially, are the stuff of visual overdrive, and viewing Romanek's award-winning frames on the static page is frustrating for fans overstimulated by computers and television. As 2001 approaches--an important year for Romanek, given his love for the late director Stanley Kubrick and his film 2001--the question remains whether image is enough to hold a gaze. Images from "Jump, They Say" (1993) provoke an affirmative answer mostly because of David Bowie's perversely photogenic face. Madonna, the artist with the most MTV Video Music Awards under her belt, fails to mesmerize, however, with her cliched poses from "Rain" (1993). Overall, the more compelling stills do not feature pop stars. For Nine Inch Nails's "The Perfect Drug" (1997) video, Romanek combined Edgar Allen Poe imagery (ravens and skulls) with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland hookahs and mazes. The 175 color images are clear and finely reproduced, but Romanek's "pleasantly disturbing dreams" remain more beautiful in motion. Recommended only for larger photography collections.
-Heather McCormack, "Library Journal"
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Established in 1984, Black Swan Books is housed in building constructed in 1912. Our 3,000 square feet of floor space is filled with well organized shelves devoted to Kentuckiana, Horses, Military History, Literature, Poetry,Art, Americana, European and British History and Children's books etc. Our books are selected for condition as well as content. Many of our titles reflect the fact that we are located only a couple of blocks from the University of Kentucky. Our shop is pictured in Southern Writers, has been written up on the New York Times blog. and was used in a program produced for National Public Television. We have hosted readings as well as book signings of many regional authors, including Wendell Berry (of whom we have a large inventory)& Bobbie Ann Mason. E-mail us to be placed on our mailing list.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Personal checks, Visa, MC,and American Express accepted.
Postage $4.95 1st book, $1.00 each additional title. Specialty and priority postage extra. Overseas postage billed at cost. All books in dustjackets protectd with Brodart covers. Books held 7 days, order by phone or by e-mail. Returnable within 7 days if not as described.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express