Gallimard, 2004. First French Edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. 171 pages. 28,5 x 26 cm. Colour and Black & White photographs. Texts in French. Used. VG+.
Bourdin investigated in detail the variables of photography, from brash posing of fashion photography to subtle performances, from complex or conceptual settings incorporating disturbing objects or elements to cropped and novel composition.
His photographies telling stories and contain fascinating narratives. He was one of the greats!
This book is a very complete catalogue to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume's restrospective of Guy Bourdin.
"At the heart of Guy Bourdin’s fashion photographs is a confrontation with the very nature of commercial image making. While conventional fashion images make beauty and clothing their central elements, Bourdin’s photographs offer a radical alternative", written to accompany the Bourdin's exhibition.