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"A BODY" par John COPLAND. Editions powerHouse Books, New York. 2002.
Ref LPB0071


  • "A BODY" par John COPLAND. Editions powerHouse Books, New York. 2002. in-4, couverture toilée grise sous jaquette photo. 186 pages. Textes en anglais illustré de 110 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, certaines sur plusieurs pages. Edition originale. "For thirty-three years John Complans has photographed his body nude. He made his first picture of his back and hands in 1978 when he was fifty-eight and the last in this book in 2001, at the age of eighty-one. Mythic in scope and unflinching in its examination of one person's humanness and mortality, Coplans transcends, in this sequence of 110 images, the boundaries of photography as an art. A painter by training and self-taught photographer by choice, Coplans uses his own headless body as his subject matter and as his medium to investigate every inch and every idea about his maleness. Epic, grotesque, bittersweet, funny, sensual, poignant, provocative, and sometimes even absurd, Coplans achieves a visual meditation on the compelling relationship between sex, aging, and death that is unparalleled in the story of the medium. While Coplans has published abbreviated versions of his nude portrait in catalogues and small format books, A Body is the first publication to present the full emotional impact of his important work in an oversized monograph that takes the viewer on a protean voyage through, inside, around, and all over the human body." Ref LPB0071