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Gorman, Greg. AS I SEE IT: THE DELUXE EDITION. New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. As New. Signed.

Landmark collection of male nudes. Now considered a contemporary erotic art photography classic. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 80 numbered and signed copies. Should NOT be confused with and is superior in every respect to both the 2000 and 2004 regular trade editions. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Greg Gorman and Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. The set weighs 4 pounds. Rich leather boards with titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographic reproduction pasted in front. Photographs by Greg Gorman. Preface by Sir Elton John. Afterword by John Hurt. Original 7 X 9 inch photographic print. Flesh-toned hard board slipcase with gilt titles embossed on one side. 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, in its Deluxe Edition format, Greg Gorman's "As I See It". The photographer's "summing-up" collection on the male nude. Almost all of the portraits are full-frontal and include such celebrities as Christopher Atkins, Alexis Arquette, Nicholas Gonzalez, Josh Duhamel, Aaron Long, Tony Ward, Jack Welsh, and Jeff Clark, among many others. Greg Gorman has said that what he wanted to capture permanently in pictures is not the muscular, beefy type, but someone with a lean, supple, and clean-shaven body, regardless of his age. Most of the men in this collection are in their twenties, but someone like Christopher Atkins is in his forties yet still has the "Blue Lagoon" good looks and physique that catapulted him to international stardom. For Gorman, the lean, sinewy man is the epitome of everything that makes the male specimen beautiful. An absolute "must-have" title for Greg Gorman collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the 7 X 9 inch original photographic print itself that comes with it, NOT on the book. The print is very boldly and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on verso by Greg Gorman. This title is a contemporary erotic art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Should NOT be confused with and is superior in every respect to the regular trade editions. Greg Gorman signed the print, NOT the book, as is the practice with the publisher. The beautifully toned print of the model/actor Ned Brower is often framed and sold separately from the book for the same price as (or even more than) the Deluxe Edition itself. A rare signed copy thus. 212 tritone plates, 1 original print. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GREG GORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1576870863. $800.00

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