Carter, William. EIGHTEEN NUDES BY WILLIAM CARTER. Seattle, Washington: Silver Image Gallery, 1987. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 85 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited one-time-only print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Silver Image Gallery: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcover with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by William Carter. There is minimal text. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents William Carter's "Eighteen Nudes". Luminous female nudes, masterly studies in chiaroscuro, celebrations of the sinuous female form. "One reason I photograph the nude is that I am concerned with universals. Clothing is specific to time and place. The body is not. In the fifteen years I needed to bring this book to fruition, the camera became, for me, a kind of third eye: An open gateway beween the inner and the outer, my models and my perceptions of them" (William Carter). An absolute "must-have" title for William Carter collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by William Carter. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary erotic art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First 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. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 18 tritone plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of the female nude of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM CARTER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $70.00

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