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Sannes, Sanne (Photographer); Westerloo, Gerard van & Harten, Cecile van der (Contributors). SANNE SANNES: 1937-1967: THE FRAGMENT UITGEVERIJ AMSTERDAM EDITION. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Fragment Uitgeverij Amsterdam, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 145 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective Monograph. The single most important and beautiful book on the erotic photographic art of Sanne Sannes. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Second Edition. It should also not be confused with and is superior (in terms of production values) to the 2016 "Sanne Sannes: Copyright/Archief" Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only and as the inaugural volume in the "Monographs On Dutch Photographers" Series. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Fragment Uitgeverij: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with purple titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs, film scenarios, and texts by Sanne Sannes. Essays by Gerard van Westerloo and Cecile van der Harten in the Dutch originals and felicitous English translations. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents "Sanne Sannes: 1937-1967". The radical, original, and ecstatic imagery of the Dutch photographer and filmmaker whose astonishing career was abruptly cut short in a car accident just days after he turned 30. "His grainy erotic portraits of women, whom he photographed in ecstatic sessions, went against all the traditional rules of photography. Sannes was not afraid to experiment with photographic techniques and styles. Everything was allowed in order to achieve the required result" (Publisher's blurb). Long before a contemporary figure like Nobuyoshi Araki or Michel Comte (who both owe an artistic debt to his work), Sannes photographed sexual ecstasy, the woman-subject's delirious orgasm effectively mirroring his own (while photographing her). It is this non-objectified, eerie ecstasy (apparently experienced simultaneously by model and photographer) that the images somehow capture, and that compel, even disturb. While looking at the photographs, we cannot stop thinking about Sannes behind his camera, turning photography into a masturbatory act. An absolute "must-have" title for Sanne Sannes collectors. This title is a great erotic art photography book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: ALL other copies available online are the Second Edition. It is also superior (in terms of production values) to and should not be confused with the 2016 "Sanne Sannes: Copyright/Archief" Edition. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of the female nude. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 9492081474. $200.00

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