Andres Serrano, Oliva María Rubio, Mieke Bal
La Fabrica Editorial, 2010
Since the beginning of the nineteen eighties, Andres Serrano has addressed the contemporary world’s most controversial issues in his images. El dedo en la llaga offers works from the first retrospective held in Spain on his oeuvre. Body fluids, exclusion, fanaticism, religion, illness and death are present in this book. The forcefulness of his images is supported by advertising mechanisms both in lighting and particularly in his use of brief, eloquent language. This retrospective catalogue presents 60 colour photographs, one to a page, taken between 1984 and 2003, providing an overview of the work of this controversial photographer. Also includes an extensive biography.Spanish, English - 208 Pages - 18.4 cm x 1.3 cm x 24.1 cm - 0.7 Kg
The first Ed Fox title, Glamour From the Ground Up, introduced the heir to the peculiar photographic niche long ruled by the great Elmer Batters. California native Fox had not even heard of Batters when he first started photographing women with an emphasis on their feet. Since then, Ed Fox has become internationally known for a sensual photographic style that captures every curve of a woman’s body, right down to the tips of her toes. In Ed Fox II he brings us voluptuous new models, arresting locations--many blending the desert landscapes of Southern California with Fox’s passion for automobiles--and fantasies mild to extra spicy, all shot in warm, caressing natural light. Text in English, French, and German
German, English, French - 280 Pages - 22 cm x 3 cm x 30.6 cm - 1.9 Kg
Nude photography did not begin with Playboy. Until the advent of photographic reproduction in the mid-nineteenth century, portrayal of the naked body - preferably female - was the painter's prerogative. Whereas painting usually veiled sensuality with religious or mythological connotations, nude photography revealed it directly and without inhibition. Although classic fine art poses are often copied, the photographic model's inviting expression or lascivious gesture addresses the observer much more immediately. A woman you can almost touch, yet who is captured only on paper... The erotically suggestive aura of these pictures has not lost its subtle effect even today.
German, English, French - 200 Pages - 20 cm x 2 cm x 25.6 cm - 0.9 Kg
The artistic collaboration of photographer Bettina Rheims and writer/art critic Serge Bramly began in 1991 with Chambre Close. It lives off the stimulating contrast between text and images. The cultivated literary tone of Monsieur X's fictional "confessions" is set against photographs that speak a far clearer language. Bettina Rheims has a command of this language, which tells of female eroticism and exhibitionism as no one else does.
English - 152 Pages - 24.5 cm x 2 cm x 29.8 cm - 1.3 Kg
Hatje Kantz, 2013
Nadav Kander (born 1961) is an Israeli-born, London-based artist, director and photographer, internationally renowned for his landscapes and portraiture. His latest photographic series, Bodies, consists of nudes painted white against a black backdrop, their faces tuned away from the viewer. Accessories are minimal, as is the aesthetic; yet, at the same time, the arrangement makes the sitters’ mostly voluptuous bodies seem baroque. Despite the abundance of flesh on display, the images lack a superficial sense of the erotic; the white makeup and lack of eye contact function as barriers, and the massiveness of the limbs recalls the work of Hans Bellmer and Lucian Freud. Like Bellmer and Freud, Kander presents us with a simulacrum of sensuality, questioning our images of the human body as well as the concept of beauty itself.English - 104 Pages - 38 cm x 2.5 cm x 27.5 cm - 2 Kg