Viking, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition
Duotones, one of Mapplethorpe's most important books. The critic Robert Hirsch said these pictures "straddle a line between formal beauty and sexual objectification. Mapplethorpe's often classically inspired headless pictures, featuring close looks at genitalia, represent the postmodern condition that has broken everything down into fragments of specialized interest, signifying a cultural split between emotion and reason ("Seizing the Light," p. 458). Size: Quarto. 128. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket price-clipped, else fine. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Photography; United States; 1980s; Antiquarian & Rare. ISBN: 0670430129. ISBN/EAN: 9780670430123. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 50160.