by Robert Mapplethorpe
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH (1992)
Order placed: c. 1996
Robert Mapplethorpe began taking photographs in 1970 with a Polaroid camera given to him by a friend. When Mapplethorpe died at the age of 42, he was considered one of the most important photographers of his time. This is the definitive collection of Mapplethorpe's black-and-white photographs, from the early Polaroids to self-portraits taken shortly before he died.