Title: MOVING PICTURES! : 40 YEARS OF MOVING ...
Publisher: Chicago, IL: Cinema/Chicago, 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 244 pages. Published in 2004. The artist/photographer's retrospective collection on subject. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Victor Skrebneski and Michael Kutza: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards, which feature one of the most celebrated Festival posters, with red and black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Victor Skrebneski. Introduction, "Forward Moving Pictures!", by Roger Ebert. Essays by John Russell Taylor on the sexy posters and Michael Kutza on the Festival's history. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the Festival's 40th Anniversary. Presents Skrebneski's "Moving Pictures!". If Cannes is about glamor; New York, intellectual seriousness; and Sundance, the "indie-film" spirit, Chicago is about the sheer diversity of global cinema. Many of the world's greatest films were first shown here. It is a tribute to Skrebneski's merchandising genius that he created posters which deliberately emphasized sex appeal, to draw attention to the Festival and get people interested in the films screened: It's cool and sexy to watch "foreign" films. The stars who have appeared at the Festival include Faye Dunaway, John Travolta, Cindy Crawford, Liv Ullmann, Tom Cruise, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, and Robin Williams, among many others. The directors include Francois Truffaut, Patrice Chereau, Ming Lang Tsai, Oliver Stone, and Orson Welles, among many others. For his posters, Skrebneski picked only the best models: Dolph Lundgren, Iman, Marcus Schenkenburg, The Brewer Twins, and David Sojka, in solo, duo, trio, and group nude portraits. Skrebneski's devotion to his adopted city is profound: He has also published books on the world-class Lyric Opera of Chicago ("Bravi!", 1994), its legendary theatre company ("Steppenwolf 25", 2004), and its legendary night life ("Richard's Bar", 2007), all of them iconic Chicago/American institutions. At his very best, Skrebneski is ranked with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as a fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer. As a male and female nude photographer, he is firmly grounded in the great tradition of Horst and George Platt Lynes. The late great fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy paid Skrebneski the ultimate tribute anyone could hope for when he called the latter "an artist, not just a photographer". Cinema is the art of the 20th century, and it is celebrated by Skrebneski with love and reverence. An absolute "must-have" title for Skrebneski and cinephile collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, dated (on the day, month, and year of publication), and inscribed in metallic-silver pen-marker by the artist/photographer: "For my Joe, I know that we love pictures! ! Love Victor 15 XI 04". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is unmistakably a close friend of Skrebneski, with whom he is on a first-name basis, and signed as such. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, dated, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. The other copy is also from us. Please note: Copies from the Chicago International Film Festival's website command $500 (not signed) because of the book's rarity. No kidding. Most copies available online have major flaws because they have been pored over again and again. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0976326507. Bookseller Inventory # 18836
Synopsis: A significant 244 page, high-quality black and white photography book comprising 40 years of work by photographer Victor Skrebneski, whose long and distinguished career has established him as one of America's most important and respected photographers. This book documents the artistic development of one of the 20th century's great image makers whose work with the Chicago International Film Festival helped create what is now taken for granted as cinematic glamour. MOVING PICTURES! captures an important moment in the life of the culture of cinema, bringing together its stars, directors, critics and promoters, and stands as a tribute to the image's role in modern culture and to institutions like the Chicago International Film Festival that brought it to audiences worldwide.
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