Title: THE SILENCE OF THE GAZE: THE ...
Publisher: Verona, Italy: Peliti Associati, 1998
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1998. The artist/photographer's second collection. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only in Italian and English versions. This is the English-language version, which was produced in a much smaller print run, and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Donatello Pistocchio and Fulvio Forleo: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Luis Gonzalez Palma. Afterword Essay by Laura Leonelli. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Luis Gonzalez Palma's "The Silence of The Gaze". All-"bleed" photographic reproductions and doublespreads. The Latin-American artist/photographer has gained enormous and well-deserved international recognition over the past decade for his portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism and humanity. The figures that inhabit Gonzalez Palma's mythic world (angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters) transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. "Luis Gonzalez Palma is best-known for his strange, quiet portraits of the Mayan and Mestizo women in his native Guatemala. There is a contradictory quality to many of these portraits. The subjects are women who belong to cultures that have been marginalized yet the photographs have a distinctly European, even Victorian, appearance. Even when dressed in their native clothing, the subjects are often posed in a way that negates their native-ness. Despite that, the faces of the subjects often seem to be challenging the viewer, as if they're proclaiming their refusal to disappear totally. His body of work has been described as existing on both 'the bright and dark sides of Reason'. I'm not at all sure what that means, but it seems somehow appropriate. It's clear Gonzalez Palma's photography extends into the realm of metaphor. There is more to his photographs than what appears in his photographs" (Greg Fallis). "Gonzalez Palma's images unfold with increasing significance, resulting in an underlying sense of tension and foreboding that is only slightly eased by their sheer loveliness" (A. D. Miller). An absolute "must-have" title for Luis Gonzalez Palma collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Luis Gonzalez Palma. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The English-language Verion had a tiny print run compared to the Italian-Language Version. A rare signed copy thus. 70 plates. One of the finest Latin-American artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 8885121497. Bookseller Inventory # 13301
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