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Nan Goldin: The Devil's Playground

Publisher: London and New York: Phaidon Press, Inc., 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0714842230
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112711



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Violet cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Nan Goldin. Additional text by Catherine Lampert, Leonard Cohen, Guido Costa, Cookie Mueller, Richard Prince, Enrique Juncosa, Sharon Olds, Bruno Renou, E. E. Cummings, John Giorno and Nick Cave. Includes a biography, select bibliography, and a list of works. Designed by Vince Frost, Frost Design. 504 pp., with 460 four-color plates; many printed full-bleed on 2-page spreads on heavy matte paper. 12-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "The Devil's Playground presents a major collection of photographs by Nan Goldin. Since the 1980s Nan Goldin has consistently created photographs which are intimate and compelling - they tell personal stories of relationships, friendships and identity, but simultaneously chronicle different eras and the passage of time. This book features a significant body of new work by Goldin, including photographs from series such as Still on Earth (1997-2001), 57 Days (2000) and Elements (1995-2003), many of which are previously unpublished. Laid out in sequences by Goldin herself, like a diary, the material is both courageously candid and affirmative. The photographs are grouped into themed chapters and between these are interspersed a number of texts, poems and lyrics by prominent writers - including Nick Cave, Catherine Lampert, Cookie Mueller and Richard Price. The Devil's Playground is the first major book to be published on Goldin's work since 1996 and is her most significant to date. It brings to light the source of Goldin's inspiration and her life as a prominent contemporary artist. Nan Goldin is internationally recognized as one of today's leading photographers. Born in Washington DC, Goldin grew up in Boston where she began taking photographs at the age of fifteen. She has since lived in New York, Bangkok, Berlin, Tokyo and Paris, amassing an extensive body of work that represents an intimate and compelling photographic portrait of our time."