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Graphis; Callahan, Harry; Mapplethorpe, Robert; Ritts, Herb; Skrebneski; Sturges, Jock & Others. GRAPHIS NUDES: VOLUME 1. Zurich, Switzerland: Graphis Design Books, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 224 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of male and female nudes. One of the most beautiful erotic art photography books of our time. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 1995 Reissued Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Graphis: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of 20th-century photography. Text by various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Tokyo, Japan to the highest standards. In glassine DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The DJ is missing in many copies and was not issued in subsequent printings. Presents "Graphis Nudes: Volume 1". The definitive collection of erotic art photography towards the end of the liberatingly eroticized 20th century. "The human figure has long been one of photography's most intriguing, challenging, and controversial subjects. 'Nudes: Volume 1' is the most popular title in the Graphis Nudes Series, an elegant and exciting anthology of male and female nude photography from around the world. Introductions by two noted editors, Sean Callahan and Petra Olschewski, set the scene for the carefully selected and superbly printed gallery of outstanding images by more than 100 respected photographers" (Publisher's blurb). "An elegant collection, showcasing work by some of the world's most respected photographers. Includes the best of art nude photography by Herb Ritts, Sheila Metzner, Francois Gillet, Joyce Tenneson, Arthur Elgort, Christian Vogt, Robert Farber, Robert Mapplethorpe, Harry Callahan, and many other world-renowned photographers. One of the most beautifully printed and outstanding collections of nude photographs ever published" (Photoeye). An absolute "must-have" title for erotic art photography collectors. This title is an erotic art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing/First-State Glassine DJ still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings. Many copies do NOT have the glassine DJ. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. 100 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER "GRAPHIS NUDES" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3857094354. $150.00

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