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Martin, Dave (Photographer) & Warren, Jim (Subject/Model). DAVE MARTIN: AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE MALE NUDE, 1940-1970, VOLUME 3 (WITH "JIM WARREN 1953" ORIGINAL PRINT) . Berlin, Germany: Janssen Publishers, 2001. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 150 pages. As New.

Rare Dave Martin collectible set. A copy of "Dave Martin: American Photography of the Male Nude, 1940-1970" with signed original silver-gelatin print of "Jim Warren 1953". The book is the third volume in the now-legendary Janssen Publishers Series. An elegant production by Janssen: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Dave Martin. He has contributed a literate and concise essay, "A Brief History of The Male Nude In The USA", which appears as an Afterword in this book only. Printed on pristine-white archival stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents an overview of the pioneering work of Dave Martin, who was active for three decades, between the 1950's and 1970's. By common consensus, his best work was done during his first decade, when he set up shop in San Francisco and somehow persuaded the athletes at nearby Stanford University to pose au naturel for him. Today, Stanford owns the single largest collection of Dave Martin's work (about 2600 prints in all), a proud and important part of its Permanent Photography Collection. The All-American look that remains pervasive to this day (and enjoys universal status as the emblem of male beauty and desirability) is due in large part to the efforts of pioneers like Lon of New York. Deeply influenced by the latter, Dave Martin sought to capture this look from the more casual, relaxed, and informal West Coast perspective, a brilliant counterpoint to Lon's Classically-inspired nudes, which capture the cosmopolitan East Coast and its Old World, European elegance. That he would have the cream of the crop, Stanford University athletes, as his models remains one of the major coups in the history of male nude photography. "Jim Warren 1953": Original silver-gelatin print by Dave Martin, who produced his own prints, a practice that most contemporary photographers now largely consign to highly specialized print developers. The print measures 10 X 8 inches and shows what is probably Dave Martin's single most handsome discovery, the Stanford athlete Jim Warren, in one of his most beautiful poses. The print is encased in its own protective plastic sheet. Jim Warren appears in Martin's book and is one of Dave Martin's most avidly collected subject/models. He anticipates by more than thirty years the All-American supermodels of Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Greg Gorman. This is the genuine article, a collectible, not just memorabilia, set for Dave Martin and male nude photography collectors. This copy of "Dave Martin: American Photography of The Male Nude" comes with an original silver-gelatin print of "Jim Warren 1953", which is prominently and beautifully titled and signed in pencil on verso by Dave Martin. This is the only such set available online and has no flaws, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates, 1 original print. One of the finest American photographers of the male nude of the 20th century. A flawless collectible set. (SEE ALSO LON OF NEW YORK TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3925443673. $500.00

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