lundi 26 septembre 2016

Curiosa Erotica Photographie : DORIS a photobook by Gunter Rambow (1970) : "The ultimate celebration of female genitalia as conceptual art, or not." (The Photobook, Parr and Badger)


Gunter RAMBOW, photographe (1938 - ) - Berndt HÖPPNER (cover ill.)

DORIS

März Verlag, Frankfurt, 1970.

1 volume grand in-4 (32,5 x 24 cm)

Broché, couverture souple pelliculée imprimée en couleur illustrée par Berndt Höppner. 144 pages non chiffrées de photographies explicites en noir et blanc. Très bon état, quelques légères marques sur les coupes et légers défauts au pelliculage, couleurs de la couverture très fraîches (le dos est intact, sans trace d'ouverture), intérieur parfait. Bel exemplaire.


Tout concourt à faire de ce livre de photographies un livre exceptionnel. Le format tout d'abord, très grand, donne une profondeur et une intensité sans pareil aux prises de vues. Les close-up sur le sexe de la femme qui occupent près de la moitié du volume. Ces photographies ont été réalisées en macro-photo montrant ainsi jusqu'aux moindres replis de chair de ces sexes de femmes devenus quasi abstractions.

Berndt Höppner's cover does not get close to what awaits one on the inside. Wide spread legs in different locations, before Rambow gets closer and closer and even more close. In second hand bookshops the book is sometimes referred to as the "Mösenbuch" (choose your favourite four-letter word for vagina here) and it definitely is. The last pics are shot from a distance as close as a few centimeters. Fascinating, disturbing and still you have to look.


Gunter Rambow is a German graphic designer and photographer, and one of the few remaining poster designers with political edge. His posters contain caustic comments on everyday life. Rambow's use of documentary-style photography actualises the often abstract ideas behind his designs. It has become a defining feature of his work: to confront the imagery of myths and fantasy with the problems and contradictions of contemporary society. Rambow's first book publications between 1968 and 1970 were original photo books in which he participated in the 'sex wave' shortly after relaxation of the old pornography case law of the Federal Republic of Germany.



Référence : Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook, A History, Vol. 1, p. 227.


BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE LIVRE RARE ET RECHERCHÉ.

Prix : 900 euros


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