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Moon, Sarah (Artist/Photographer); Delpire, Robert (Contributor) & Richardson, Bob (Recipient). UNLIKENESS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARAH MOON. Paris, France: Editions Robert Delpire, 1991. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine/Fine. Slight wear on DJ spine and corners.

Artist Book. One of the most beautiful art photography books of the 20th century. The first and only edition. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Sarah Moon and Robert Delpire: Oversize-volume format. Pristine-white softcovers, as issued. Photographs and brief Introduction by Sarah Moon. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Switzerland to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of Sarah Moon's finest and most representative photographs as an album, with the photographs dramatically presented at the center of each page. All of the photographs appear in book form for the very first time. Her celebrated fashion photography is paired with an evocative landscape photograph. In some of the most beautiful pairings, the fashion model wearing haute couture is photographed in the landscape and the latter is then photographed again (without the model) from another angle. In a few others, the model appears in both the fashion and landscape photographs. "Sensuous and romantic, imbued with the cool, watery softness of late-afternoon light moon, her pictures have transformed the image of femininity. Many of her photographs are created around intensely personal scenarios, which she refines into taut compositions, recalling stills from silent movies. Her eye tends to catch at tiny visual ideas: The arc of a hip, the glint of skin, the modulations of light and shadow" (Robert Delpire). Why "Unlikeness"? "I've often envied those who photograph life. I photograph illusion, evanescence, unlikeness, beauty. I start from nothing. I make up a story, which is left untold. I imagine a situation, which doesn't exist. I wipe out a space to invent another. I render the unreal" (Sarah Moon). A "must-have" title for Sarah Moon collectors. This presentation copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in blue pen on the half-title page by the artist/photographer: To Bob Richardson, My unlikeness, my admiration, and all my very best wishes, 25.9.92 in New York Sarah Moon". Bob (and son Terry) Richardson are among the most influential fashion and lifestyle photographers of our time; their work is unlike and indeed the exact opposite of Sarah Moon's. This is an Import title, was not commercially sold in the United States, has been out-of-print for more than twenty-five years, and is now highly collectible. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind association copy thus. 81 plates. Winner of The Grand Prize of the Bologna International Book Fair in 1983 for "Little Red Riding Hood", the only photographer ever to win the award. One of the finest living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SARAH MOON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 2851070061. $800.00

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