Walker, Todd. THIS LOVELY LINE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TODD WALKER: 1968-1970. Tucson, AZ: Etherton Gallery, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 90 pages. Fine.

Gallery Catalog. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art and achievement of Todd Walker. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited one-time-only print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Gallery Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by The Etherton Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Photographs and text by Todd Walker. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Todd Walker's "This Lovely Line: Photographs 1968-1970". His female nudes, realized using the "Sabattier Effect" solarization-type process. One of the most adventurous and ambitious artist/photographers of the 20th century, Todd Walker is justly celebrated for his innovative use of photographic materials (and also for his printmaking and Artist Books). Apart from exploring and expanding the artistic possibilities of the photographic medium, why did Todd Walker expend so much time on the time-consuming and often frustrating Sabattier Effect solarization process? In order to celebrate the sensuous and sublime beauty of the female form. These are ethereal nudes, presences rather than objects, mysterious, complex (like Woman), and immensely influential. "Each individual, at one moment or more in his lifetime, has perhaps wondered if a complete escape from the society that had fostered him might not be an answer to his problem. Few of us have the courage for such a step. There is the uncertainty that comes with setting out, all alone, on an unknown adventure. Worse, there is, in most of us, a fear of failure. Still worse is the fear that there can be no escape. If a man lives in one place long enough, his story may be told by the things that are left behind" (Todd Walker). An absolute "must-have" title for Todd Walker collectors. This title is a classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . $70.00

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