Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER

Getting around

 

HomeContentsVisual IndexesOnline ExhibitionsPhotographersGalleries and DealersThemes
AbstractEroticaFashionLandscapeNaturePhotojournalismPhotomontagePictorialismPortraitScientificStill lifeStreetWar
CalendarsTimelinesTechniquesLibrarySupport 
 

Stereographs Project

 
   Introduction 
   Photographers 
      A B C D E F G H  
      I J K L M N O P  
      Q R S T U V W X  
      Y Z  
   Locations 
   Backlists
 
HomeContentsPhotobooks > Book Details
3822880957
 
See larger photo
 
  
Pierre et Gilles 
 
  
Buy from USA Buy from UK Buy from Canada Buy from France Buy from Germany Buy from Japan 
[Click on the appropriate flag to buy the book]
Product Details 
  
 
Hardcover 
356 pages 
Taschen 
Published 1999 
  
From Library Journal 
  
The highly stylized portraits by the French photographers known simply by their first names, Pierre et Gilles, function unapologetically in the grand tradition of glamour photography. The subjects whether they are stars of film, music, or fashion or just friends of the photographers are both idealized and irrelevant when standing amid complex fantasy sets under layers of makeup in photographs that have been heavily retouched. This contradiction, which we know to have been most fully realized in the Hollywood star system of the Forties, is perhaps the only irony in the artists' body of work. These are simply beautiful images of beautiful people, produced as a sincere homage to the beauty of the human form. As this mid-career catalog raisonne makes clear, they found their style with their first images from the late 1970s and have only finely honed it since then. It is nonetheless informative, and above all pleasurable to peruse the jungle of nearly 400 images after wandering through the phographers' 40-page collage-like "illustrated biography." Highly recommended for all contemporary photography and pop culture collections.?Eric Bryant, "Lirbrary Journal" Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
 
  
 
  

This photographer...

 
  
Pierre et Gilles 
  
Pierre et Gilles (Photographers)
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
Pierre et Gilles, Sailors & Sea 
  
Eric Troncy
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
 
 
 
  
 
  
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint