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Mapplethorpe
Author: WOLF SYLVIA

ISBN: 9783791348704
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 15 August 2013
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0 x 2.3
Description:
Robert Mapplethorpe's black-and-white Polaroid photographs of the 1970s-a medium in which he established the style that would bring him international acclaim-are brought together in this new paperback edition. Critically praised for his finely modelled and classically composed photographs, Robert Mapplethorpe remains intensely controversial and enormously popular. This book brings together almost 300 images from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation's archive and private collections to provide a critical view of Mapplethorpe's formative years as an artist, revealing the themes that would inspire Mapplethorpe throughout his career. Included is a selection of colour Polaroids and objects incorporating his early "instant" photography. Some images convey a disarming tenderness and vulnerability, others a toughness and immediacy that would give way in later years to more classical form. The author traces the development of Mapplethorpe's use of instant photography over a period of five years, from 1970 to 1975, when the artist worked mainly in this medium. The images include self-portraits; figure studies; still lifes; portraits of lovers and friends such as Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff, and Marianne Faithful; a...

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