Ralph Gibson Nude: Nude by Eric FischlRalph Gibson Nude: Nude by Eric Fischl

Ralph Gibson Nude: Nude

byEric FischlPhotographed byRalph Gibson

Hardcover | July 1, 2009

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Limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by the photographer. A decade after his first TASCHEN book, Deux ex Machina, Ralph Gibson is back, with an extensive collection of nudes, including his best recent work as well as an interview by Eric Fischl. Strikingly contrasted and meticulously composed, Gibsons photographs pay tribute to some of the mediums greatest practitioners, such as Man Ray and Edward Weston, while venturing into uncharted waters. Says Gibson: A photographer once said that beauty in women is endless. Perhaps it was I who said it. In fact, I remember distinctly having done soand the thought persists to this day. We stare in the psychological mirror of the human body with a fascination that endures indefinitely. At least art history indicated this to be so. The Willendorf Venus is said to date from 25,000 BCthat is a old enough for me to believe in the subject. I love photographing women and could say that the form of the female body is absolute and perfect.

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The photographer:Ralph Gibson began taking pictures while in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, and later assisted Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank before establishing his own studio in New York. The recipient of NEA and Guggenheim grants, Gibson was made an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1986.The contr...
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Title:Ralph Gibson Nude: NudeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 31.5 × 16 × 3 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836511894

ISBN - 13:9783836511896

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"A photographer once said that beauty in women is endless. Perhaps it was I who said it. At least, art history indicates this to be so; the Willendorf Venus is said to date from 25,000 BC. I love photographing women and could say that the form of the female body is absolute and perfect." —Ralph Gibson