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McMullan, Patrick (Photographer) & Albin, Glenn (Contributor). MEN'S SHOW. Zurich, Switzerland: Editions Stemmle, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 135 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of color photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover only. The book is now rare. A brilliant production by Patrick McMullan and Ed Noriega: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with white titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Patrick McMullan. Introduction by Glenn Albin. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Switzerland to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ, which features fashion and commercial model Josh Crosby, and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents "behind-the-scenes" photographs of New York's male fashion shows as only Patrick McMullan could have taken them. The photographs cover a considerable range, capturing the different moods and "feel" of a fashion show. There are tense, anxious moments, playful scenes, and others that hint at the extreme levels of competitiveness in modeling. A commentator once said that the NFL seems like the Minor League when compared to the visceral ruthlessness of the fashion modelling world. Still, the book is also about pleasure: The pleasure of undressing, dressing up, being made up, being fawned over, walking down the ramp, being ogled, being propositioned, and being photographed by the likes of Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, and Patrick McMullan. The models include Markus Schenkenberg, Joel West, Alex Lundquist, Tyson Beckford, and Mark van der Loo, to name just a few. The book is divided into six sections, each of which revolves around a major aspect of the fashion show: "Prep", "Wait", "Skin", "Glam", "Play", and "Sets". In other words, this is as much about fashion as it is a celebration of the beauty of the male face and body. McMullan dedicates his book to his mentor, the late Andy Warhol, "who I know would love this book". Yes indeed, Warhol would have loved his book, and so will most other people. A "drop-dead gorgeous" collection, this is a "must-have" title for Patrick McMullan collectors. This is an Import title, was not widely distributed in the United States, and is now very highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, bright, a beauty. It comes with a copy of the 5 X 9 inch Agency Model Card of the skateboarder/supermodel Josh Wald and two original 4 X 5 inch color prints of models in identical Speedos. A rare copy thus. 130 color plates. One of the most accomplished living fashion and lifestyle photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PATRICK MCMULLAN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3908163293. $300.00

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