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Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely began experimenting with movement in space, and in 1944 he began equipping machine-like sculptures with electric motors and making them spin around at high speed. He moved to Paris in 1951, where he participated in Robert Rauschenberg’s international happenings and associated with the casual artist group ‘Nouveaux Réalistes’, exhibiting works in their exhibitions. He had his first one-man exhibition three years later, in 1954, at the Galerie Arnaux. Tinguely’s fantasy machines with pre-programmed elements of chance, the so-called ‘Métamatics’, are quite spectacular. His welded iron constructions represent ironic attacks on the purpose of the era of technology.

Description: Paperback published on the occasion of the opening of the 1987 art exhibition held by the Palazzo Grassi, Venice . Foldout from the exhibition in pocket affixed to inside of rear wrapper. Profusely illustrated, with many plates in full color. Some very minor wear to slip case, otherwise fine

Bookseller Inventory #23756


A Magic Stronger Than Death
Pontus, Hulten and Tinguley, Jean

Publisher: Bompiani, Milano
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Paperback, in publishers slip case
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

Raphael Mazzucco spent the first several years of his career shooting in Milan and Paris before moving to New York. His arrival onto the fashion scene was heralded by immediate attention from such clients as Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. Raphael has shot for Elle and Vogue magazines, as well as Dutch, Io Donna, Spoon, Arena, Marie Claire, GQ, Playboy and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. His photographs have appeared on the cover of four consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. His Guess campaigns over the past several years have been regarded as some of the most successful advertising that Paul Marciano has commissioned to date. Raphael continues to define the look of popular culture, shooting recording artists for Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EMI and Capitol Records. In 2005, Victoria’s Secret commissioned Raphael to shoot their 10 year anniversary coffee table book entitled Sexy. His 2006 editorial cover story for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit entitled Cover Girl Beach Party has been the inspiration for their 25th Anniversary hardcover image book entitled Exposure. American Photo has hailed him as “One of the top 50 photographers in the world to watch” Raphael’s groundbreaking work is known for its diversity of style and its richly textured lighting and composition. His vision extends beyond photography; painting and sketches often make their way into his photographs.

Description: Hard bound in black cloth. In publishers slipcase, as issued. Photographic paste down to both front and rear boards of book and slipcase. Text by Carine Roitfeld of Paris Vogue. Limited edition of 1000 printed copies. LIMITED EDITION of 1000 printed copies. A very nice copy with only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18451


Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art
Roitfeld, Carine and Mazzucco, Raphael

Publisher: Red World Editions
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

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Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, is a “photographer’s photographer”. He was born in Shanghai in 1930 to Japanese parents. In 1956 he began working for Richard Avedon. Around the same time, Hiro encountered Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar, and worked as his assistant for a time. Hiro has shown a very distinctive vision, and his work in fashion and still life from the mid 1960s onward has spawned many imitators and remains a lasting influence.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. INSCRIBED and dated by HIRO on the front free endpage. Very minor edge wear, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 16599


Fighting Fish/Fighting Birds
Hiro and Moore, Susanna

Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: inscribed by Artist
Edition: First Edition



Description: The story of China’s history and civilization through a collection of excellent photographs and textual descriptions of thousands of precious relics and remains drawn largely from the collection of the National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. Arranged chronologically in four volumes, the book vividly portrays the rise of the Chinese civilization, following its trails from remote antiquity in the Palaeolithic Age through the end of the Qing dynasty. Along the way it explores the achievements in science, economy, social life, literature and arts of the Chinese people. Rare artifacts, portraits, books, and historical documents never before published were exclusively photographed for these four volumes. Together with other experts, archaeologist and curator of the National Museum of Chinese History, Yu Weichao, provides authoritative texts for each section and entry. This publication is perfect for the scholars and teachers who search for excellent teaching materials; for the librarians who wish to provide the general reader reliable sources of Chinese civilization; and for the art connoisseurs who look for unique artifacts of inspiration. Volume 1: Palaeolithic Age – Spring and Autumn Period Volume 2: Warring States – Northern & Southern Dynasties Volume 3: Sui Dynasty – Northern & Southern Song Dynasties Volume 4: Yuan Dynasty – Qing. Complete in four volumes, all first printings. Vol.#1 Paleolithic Age – Spring and Autumn Period; 271pp. Vol#2 Warring States Period – Northern and Southern Dynasties; 303pp. Volume#3 Sui Dynasty – Northern and Southern Song Dynasties; 323pp. Volume#4 Yuan Dynasty – Qing Dynasty 302 pp. Published in association with the National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. 4 very nice hard bound copies in like dust jackets. Interiors clean and bindings tight.

Bookseller Inventory #18735



A Journey Into China’s Antiquity (4 Vol.)
Weichao, Yu

Publisher: Morning Glory Publishers
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good

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