Publisher: New York: Callaway Editions, Inc. and Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 102136
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, with matching dust jacket. Photographs and text by Albert Watson. Introduction by James Truman. Visual Essay by Jeff Koons. Includes an extensively detailed colophon page. Designed by David Carson. Unpaginated, with 5 two-page gatefolds and 246 quadtone illustrations beautifully printed on 100-lb. Lustro Dull Text paper under the supervision of Richard Benson (who performed the separations) and Thomas Palmer. 14-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches.
[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).]
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (very slight creasing at spine, else Fine).
From the publisher: "Broodingly powerful, intensely emotional, seductively erotic, and always dramatic, this collection of truly extraordinary images, published here in book form for the first time, bears witness to the quarter-century-long career of [Albert Watson]. Though blind in one eye since birth, Albert Watson is the invisible force behind many of the most iconic images of our age and is best known for his unique and hugely successful work in advertising and fashion....Richard Benson, the world's foremost authority on techniques of photographic, photo-mechanical, and digital reproduction of fine imagery, has applied his unmatched skill to create pages that are faithful to the original silver and platinum prints."