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Guthier, Norbert (Photographer) & Kunkel, Thor (Contributor). GUTHIER NO. 3: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORBERT GUTHIER. Bonnigheim, Germany: Edition Braus Im Wachter Verlag, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

Collection of sex pictures. Norbert Guthier's single most beautiful book. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Norbert Guthier and Wachter Verlag: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Norbert Guthier. Short story, "Parfum" ("Perfume"), by Thor Kunkel, in the German original and felicitous English translation. Printed in duotone on glossy stock paper in Bonnigheim, Germany to the highest standards. In matching hard board slipcase with circular, "Peeping Tom" die-cut on one side. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Norbert Guthier's "Guthier No. 3". His best and most daring collection thus far of couples having sex, or if you prefer, making love. None of the photographs was staged (as indeed, almost all erotic art photography very meticulously is). All of them were taken while the couples (who are not professional models, but are instead, regular German citizens) were doing it. All of the subjects are attractive, sexy, and finally, beautiful (during sex, at least). "Inhabits the space between beauty and vitality. The camera takes the lead or is content just to be there, recording what it sees. Captures gestures of devotion and bodies that become almost tangible" (Thor Kunkel). "Is it possible for a photographer to accompany couples while making love without destroying the special intimacy, tenderness, and magic of the moment? Norbert Guthier has succeeded in remaining part of the background and in actually fusing with the protagonists at the same time. It was the only way to keep alive the intimacy and poetry of the situation while simultaneously translating the frivolity, the passion, and the humor of these moments. Guthier's pictures prove that love and sex aren't mutually exclusive" (Publisher's blurb). Norbert Guthier is a serious photographer who studied at the legendary Fachhochschule Darmstadt. Beautifully produced, "Guthier No. 3" is widely considered his definitive statement on oral sex, sexual intercourse, and the sex picture in general. An absolute "must-have" title for Norbert Guthier collectors. This title is a contemporary erotic art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws ("Very Good") because they have been pored over. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with duotone plates. One of the finest photographers of the sex act. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 3899040716. $150.00

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