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Moon, Sarah. SARAH MOON: LE FIL ROUGE ("THE RED THREAD") . Kyoto, Japan: Kahitsukan/Kyoto Museum Of Contemporary Art, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Artist Book. The artist/photographer's collection of photographs inspired by a classic fairy tale. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. An austerely elegant production by Sarah Moon and Yoshitomo Kajikawa: Regular-sized volume format in square shape. Pictorial hard boards with black titles embossed on the cover, black cloth quarter boards, and shiny black titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs and accompanying text by Sarah Moon. DVD of film version encased in its own protective plastic sleeve and pasted on the back. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper by the Nissha Printing Company in Tokyo, Japan to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the artist/photographer's evocative, gossamer, and luminous re-interpretation of Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard's Castle". This marks Sarah Moon's second homage to the great storyteller, whose tales are ultimately about our deepest fears (her first, "Little Red Riding Hood", is a modern photography classic). Fairy tales have been a major source of inspiration for Sarah Moon throughout her career, and have resulted in some of the most eerily, disturbingly, and tragically beautiful photography books of our time. Moon also produced and directed a film version for this particular re-interpretation. "Le Fil Rouge" revisits the terrifying Bluebeard tale, a re-telling in Medieval terms of nothing less than the Biblical fable of Adam and Eve: The loss of Innocence, The danger of Knowledge, and the fatal risk of defying God-The-Father. Children learn about wonder, shock, and cruelty through fairy tales. Sarah Moon creates haunting fairy tales for grown-ups, the fairy tale as omen. Like the images, the film version has the pull of a dream. It is not an exaggeration to say that it recalls Ingmar Bergman ("Cries And Whispers" as well as "Fanny and Alexander") in its power and beauty. A "must-have" title for Sarah Moon collectors. This copy is prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black-ink pen on the title page by Sarah Moon. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page. This title sold out upon publication. This is the only copy available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. The DVD is brand-new and must be viewed with the book for a complete experience. A very rare signed copy thus. 45 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 flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SARAH MOON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $800.00

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