Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Books (IV)

The Big Monograph
by Robert Mapplethorpe

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH (1992)
Language English
ISBN-10: 3829602820
ISBN-13: 978-3829602822

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.

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