A Message for You

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With the eye of a painter Guy Bourdin created images containing fascinating stories, compositions and colours. Using fashion photography as his medium, Bourdin explored the provocative and the sublime with a relentless perfectionism and sharp humour. Famed for his suggestive narratives and surreal aesthetics, Bourdin radically broke conventions of commercial photography and in the process captured the imagination of a generation. The late 1970s, recognised as the high note of his career, is the focal point of ...
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With the eye of a painter Guy Bourdin created images containing fascinating stories, compositions and colours. Using fashion photography as his medium, Bourdin explored the provocative and the sublime with a relentless perfectionism and sharp humour. Famed for his suggestive narratives and surreal aesthetics, Bourdin radically broke conventions of commercial photography and in the process captured the imagination of a generation. The late 1970s, recognised as the high note of his career, is the focal point of this new edition, which combines in one book the two volumes of the original 2006 publication. The first part of A Message for You shows the legendary, nearly forgotten images and rarely seen variants of a single model, Nicolle Meyer. She appeared in over thirty of Bourdin's famous campaigns for Charles Jourdan and in iconic French Vogue editorials. The second part of the book explores Bourdin's pictorial landscape, a collage of images that maps his artistic vision. The texts, Polaroids, poems, sketches and contact sheets unfold through Nicolle Meyer's memories and capture moments of Bourdin's work in progress.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783869305516
  • Publisher: Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2009

    A Message for You: Guy Bourdin, by Nicolle Meyer

    I recently learned about Guy Bourdin in a photography course that I was taking, and really enjoyed his photographs. This two-volume edition is a comprehensive overview of his work and the accompanying text provides an excellent insight into his thoughts and techniques used in creating his images. The reproduction of the photographs is excellent and the two hardback volumes in a slide-in case make a very nice package. I would reccomend it to anyone who has a real interest in photography, and certainly to anyone who is a fan of Guy Bourdin.

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