McDermott, David & McGough, Peter (Artist/Photographers) & Durant, Mark Alice (Contributor). MCDERMOTT & MCGOUGH: A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 144 pages. Fine/Fine.

Rare McDermott & McGough collectible set. A fine copy of "McDermott & McGough: A History of Photography" with a rare pristine copy of Wouter Deruytter's "Anachronism Abroad: Photographs of McDermott & McGough". Retrospective collection of photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The production values are exemplary: Oversize-volume format. Blue cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine. Photographs by McDermott & McGough. Essay by Mark Alice Durant. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents the sublime photographic art of McDermott & McGough. "Casting themselves as latter-day dandies of an era gone by, the artist team of McDermott & McGough have mined the history of aesthetics as a means to illuminate the present condition of art and culture. With biting irony, and an unmistakably camp sensibility, McDermott & McGough have long employed a visual language that draws heavily from earlier movements: Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites, Symbolism, Mannerism/Decadence, and Pictorialism. But their work is closely tied to the present day. This first retrospective monograph of their photographic work underscores the tenacity of their mission to seek a future in the past. Included are the duo's portraits, nudes, still lifes, and architectural pictures, utilizing such archaic processes as gum-bichromate, cyanotype, platinum palladium, and salt printing" (Publisher's blurb) . In turn, Wouter Derutter pays homage to their art in his lovely (and now rare) gem of a volume called "Anachronism Abroad". Deruytter's photographs of the duo beautifully mirror their artistic approach and subject with love, tenderness, and beauty. An absolute "must-have" set for McDermott & McGough and Wouter Deruytter collectors. These two titles are modern art and photography classics. As far as we know, this is the only such set (consisting of "McDermott & McGough: A History of Photography" and "Anachronism Abroad") available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Copies of the Arena Editions title are still readily available online. This is the only pristine copy of "Anachronism Abroad" we have ever found. A rare set thus. 64 color plates. Three of the greatest living artist/photographers. A fine set. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOUTER DERUYTTER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) . ISBN 0965728021. $100.00

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