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Taormina

von Gloeden, Baron Wilhelm, Roland Barthes preface, Jack Woody biography

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ISBN 10: 0942642228 / ISBN 13: 9780942642223
Published by Twelvetrees Press, Altadena, 1986
Hardcover
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Unpaginated, 10x13 inches, preface, biographical sketch, selected bibliography, profusely illustrated with von Gloeden's homoerotic photography, very good first edition limited to 5000 copies in brick cloth and unclipped dj with small closed tear and minor discoloration common with the white background. Bookseller Inventory # 80986

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Title: Taormina

Publisher: Twelvetrees Press, Altadena

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the publisher: "Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden began photographing the male nude in the early 1890s in Taormina, a hillside town on the northeast coast of Sicily. Following his death in 1931, von Gloeden's collection of over three thousand glass plate negatives was left to his longtime friend and model, Pancrazio Bucini. When Mussolini's fascists entered Taormina in 1936, the negatives were seized and Bucini was accused of 'keeping pornography.' Though Bucini was acquitted, the negatives were not returned until after World War II-few of the plates survived."

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