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Perfection in Form: Robert Mapplethorpe
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Published by teNeues in 2009 on the occasion of Mapplethorpe's exhibition at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy.
Edited by Franca Falletti and Jonathan K. Nelson, with essays by Falletti, Nelson and Bruno Cora. Dedication by Patti Smith.
From the publisher: Today, Robert Mapplethorpe is recognized as firmly an artist of his time, whose work was richly steeped in the classical tradition. Even his most transgressive work borrowed heavily from the conventions of such masters as Michelangelo. Although separated by the centuries, each artist helped shape how we view the world. This book explores the connection from both academic and aesthetic perspectives. This volume illustrates one of Mapplethorpe's favorite statements: like Michelangelo, he sought "the perfection in form" in all subjects, from nudes and portraits to flowers and architecture.
This historically significant work with new scholarship, accompanies the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Galleria dell'Accademia of Florence, now open until January 10, 2010.
c. 204 pages. Hardcover with jacket. Over 125 color and duotone photographs.
Text in English and Italian.
Designed by Dimitri Levas.
Size: 10" x 12 7/8" (25 x 32 cm)