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Klein, Kelly (Editor); Weber, Bruce; Mapplethorpe, Robert; Teller, Juergen; Newton, Helmut & Others. POOLS: REFLECTIONS. New York City, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 240 pages. As New.

Landmark collection of photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 300 signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition. They have the same ISBN. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. A stunningly beautiful production by Sam Shahid: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs 8 pounds. Linen "pool" blue cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of contemporary photography. The production values are outstanding: Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. Pictorial hard board slipcase. Anthony Thomas Melillo/ATM white T-shirt with reproduction of the Bruce Weber image of a naked couple in the pool encased in its own pictorial sleeve. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Kelly Klein's ravishing "follow-up" volume to her classic "Pools" (1992). "Brings new perspective to a subject that continues to epitomize status and style. Inspired to capture evolving tastes in architecture, design, art, fashion, and photography, Klein has assembled the most evocative images of extraordinary swimming pools around the world with an emphasis on color photography to illustrate contemporary pool design and its integration into cutting-edge architecture and breathtaking landscape. Explores the artistry of pools from examples of their appearance in David Hockney's art to pools decorated with sculptures and installations by artists such as James Turrell, Tom Sachs, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank West. Filtered through the lenses of photographers Steven Klein, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, and Juergen Teller, these images vary from examples of the pool as architecture within the landscape to sensual images that evoke the enduring and undeniable appeal of this potent symbol of the good life" (Publisher's blurb). "The photographs are as inspiring as they are moving, revealing an incredible wealth of styles and designs in climates and cultures across the globe" (Style Salon). "Pools" was centered around America. Aptly titled, "Pools: Reflections" shows an American symbol of ultimate luxury embraced by the Rest of The World. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black ink-pen on the publisher's tipped-in bookplate by Kelly Klein. It comes with a white T-Shirt bearing a sensuous image of a naked couple in the pool by Bruce Weber. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: This Deluxe Edition should not be confused with the regular trade edition even though they have the same ISBN. A rare signed copy thus. 200 plates. Some of the world's greatest photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO KELLY KLEIN'S "POOLS" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0847838692. $250.00

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