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Pyke, Steve (Photographer); Eco, Umberto; Rorty, Richard; Singer, Peter & Other Subjects. PHILOSOPHERS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE PYKE. London, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 225 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of portrait-photographs on subject. One of Steve Pyke's finest achievements. Review Copy. Review Materials laid-in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a relatively small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Steve Pyke: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Steve Pyke. Text contributions by the participating subject-philosophers. They tell us in one sentence or paragraph what philosophy means to them. Printed on thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Steve Pyke's collection of philosophers, the most incisive and deepest minds of our time posing for the dedicated photographer. The portraiture style is appropriately austere, even severe: Extreme black-and-white closeups which aim to suggest that the closer the camera captures a subject, the more we see that the face is the soul revealed. With rare exceptions, philosophers are not celebrities in a very specific sense: Even if they and their work are famous, most of us do not know what they look like. So if nothing else, Steve Pyke shows (reveals? ) them to us with his relentless and sympathetic gaze. "Features virtually every major philosopher working in the West, including Anthony Appiah, David Chalmers, Umberto Eco, Ruth Marcus, Richard Rorty, Roger Scruton, and Peter Singer, among others" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Steve Pyke and philosophy collectors. This is a Review Copy. The Review Materials are laid-in. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 100 plates. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEVE PYKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0199757143. $70.00

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