1st Printing. 115 pages. Published in 2010. Artist Book. One of the single most beautiful books published in the "Hasselblad Award" Book Series. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. The book is brilliantly produced: Oversize-volume format with "off-white" titles embossed on the cover and spine, blue cloth boards with reproduction pasted on the front board's center and pristine-white, coated stock paper produced by Steidl (at the behest of the Hasselblad Foundation) in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents some of Sophie Calle's finest and most celebrated images as "True Stories", all culled from her "Autobiographies". After an arrestingly beautiful visual prelude-suite, each image is accompanied by text, which is on the left-hand side, the photograph en face. Apart from being a great conceptual artist, Calle is also a seductive storyteller/writer (they rarely go hand-in-hand). While it has a strong exhibitionistic element, Sophie Calle's art is ultimately that of the photographer-as-voyeur in extremis. More than any other contemporary artist, she has pushed the idea of photographic voyeurism to its farthest limits, turning her own life into a vicarious experience, what we call "virtual reality" long before we named it as such. She virtually stalks other people and appropriates their habits, interests, and well, lives, turning them into her own. So why is her work valuable? Calle makes us aware of and mirrors, with painful accuracy, contemporary reality: Reality = virtual reality. We live in a media/propaganda culture, which invades everyone's privacy unapologetically and aggressively, and more disturbing, with most people's tacit or explicit consent (in order to "get off", for the erotic attention only a photographer could provide as well as for a shot at fame and for the sake of celebrity, however ephemeral). Still, the beauty of Calle's art lies in the fact that it has surprising depths of vulnerable feelings, especially evident in "Blind", her most fully realized achievement thus far. An artist who enjoys "superstar" status in France, Sophie Calle is widely regarded as Christian Boltanski's successor (he himself said so) and was turned into one of the characters in Paul Auster's novel, "Leviathan" (1992). An absolute "must-have" title for Sophie Calle collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Sophie Calle's "La Fille du docteur" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SOPHIE CALLE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3869301562. Bookseller Inventory # 18254
Title: TRUE STORIES: THE HASSELBLAD AWARD 2010 - ...
Publisher: Gothenburg, Sweden: Hasselblad Foundation/Gerhard Steidl Publisher
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Steidl, Göttingen, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition. Text: English. 111 p.; b/w and col. photographs; 25,5 x 27,5 cm; 880 g. Bookseller Inventory # 005809
Book Description Steidl 2010-12-02, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First Edition. 3869301562. Bookseller Inventory # 693022
Book Description Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket as issued. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in gray on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Sophie Calle. Afterword by Gunilla Knape. Includes a list of plates. 112 pp., with black-and-white and four-color plates. 10-7/8 x 10 inches. Fine. Published on the occasion of the 2010 Hasselblad Award. Bookseller Inventory # 112941
Book Description STEIDL., GOTTINGEN, 2010. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in blue cloth with color plate mounted on front cover, without dj. as issued. (11" X 10") (126pp.) 7 color images & 44 b&w. Most of the printing was in paperback, with a small cloth issue which is now o.p. Bookseller Inventory # 311525
Book Description Steidel, Gottingen, 2010. First edition. Fine; no jacket, as issued. Very close to as new. This copy signed by the artist on the title page. One of the more beautiful titles in the Hassleblad Award series, reportedly done in a small print run. Then too, a brief but comprehensive overview of Calle's work in photography. Not many signed copies. Bookseller Inventory # 0000457