Histoire de Franceby Ralph Gibson
Mr. Gibson celebrates France in a highly elliptical and intimate manner. His pictures of the velvet or
L'Histoire de France. Photographs by Ralph Gibson; Preface by Marguerite Duras; Afterword by Annie CohenSolal. Here is the first color monograph by one of America's most important photographers. 100 fourcolor photographs, 10 1/2 X 14, 122 pages. Hardcover. .
Mr. Gibson celebrates France in a highly elliptical and intimate manner. His pictures of the velvet or muslin folds of curtains, of the curvaceous lines of brass door handles and wroughtiron works, as well as his portraits of womentheir bodies framed by the cut of a garment or the tension of a belt, their faces peaceful or meditativeall bespeak a sensuality shared by the American photographer and his adopted country. Alternately lush and restrained, cryptic and obvious, this seductive collection of photographs tells the story of how France mesmerized Ralph Gibson.
Christine Schwartz, The New York Times Book Review
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