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Vogt, Christian. CHRISTIAN VOGT: IN CAMERA EIGHTY-TWO IMAGES BY FIFTY-TWO WOMEN. Geneva, Switzerland: Rotovision SA, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New. Signed.

Collection of black-and-white female nudes. Now considered a contemporary erotic art photography classic. The first and only edition, it is now rare. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. An austerely elegant production by Christian Vogt: Oversize-volume format. Pristine-white cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs and brief Introduction by Christian Vogt. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Geneva, Switzerland to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Christian Vogt's stylishly and subtly beautiful, affecting, and sensual collection of female nudes, which he undertook in close collaboration with each of his subjects. Instead of relying on his own prejudices and perceptions, as most other photographers do, Vogt allowed the women to decide as much as they wished how they wanted to be photographed (as long as they were comfortable doing so completely nude), what props they wanted to use, and even what kind of camera angle, lighting, makeup, and other technical aspects normally left to the photographer's discretion they had in mind. In short, Vogt was saying, "I Am A Camera", to borrow Christopher Isherwood's famous line, merely recording the women as they saw themselves (and wanted to be seen by the viewer) instead of imposing his own vision. The result, not surprisingly, is in Christian Vogt's trademark elegant and immaculate yet highly erotic style, perfectly expressing his profound love of women and their bodies. As Pablo Picasso once said, the more an artist collaborates with his subject, the more he ends up realizing rather than diluting his own vision. "The nudity of a woman is wiser than the teachings of the philosophers" (Max Ernst). One of the most exquisite collections of the female nude, this is a "must-have" title for erotic art photography collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black fountain pen on the title page by the photographer: "Christian Vogt 1982". This is an Import title, was not commercially distributed in the United States, and has been out-of-print for a very long time. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 82 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTIAN VOGT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 2880460271. $250.00

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