Perspective of nudes – Bill Brandt (I edition)

Amphoto, 1961
Hardcover, 28 x 25 x 2 cm
106 pages, b/w photographs
English text

Excellent overall condition, slight traces of wear to the dust jacket

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Brandt used an old wooden camera with a wide-angle lens for most of the images in this wonderful book, which has as its subject the female nude, an obsession of the author since the 1940s.  Instead of having the camera record what it saw, Brandt let the lens guide him and exploited its sharp distortion and unrealistically steep perspective. Thus the camera produced new images and anatomical forms that his eyes had never observed. The lens helped him “get rid of the accepted image and visualise his subjects without the cellophane wrapping of conventional sight”. Arranged chronologically, the photographs record the transition from an early romantic style to more radical themes, ending with the pure form of extreme close-ups taken on beaches. The images fascinated Braque, Picasso, Dubuffet, Henry Moore and Edward Steichen.

RAR110-1
Weight 2 kg
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