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Bettina Rheims

Author: Patrick Remy
Hardcover, 2016
695 SEK
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Unclassifiable Rheims: 35 years of daring, defiant photography. Since her first photographs in the late 70s, Bettina Rheims has defied the predictable. From her series on Pigalle strippers (1980) to her cycle on the life of Jesus in I.N.R.I. (1998), from Chanel commercials to Gender Studies (2011), her work has shaken up traditional iconography and pushed restlessly at the breaking point between two great human preoccupations: beauty and imperfection.

This Rheims retrospective showcases more than 500 photographs from 35 years of daring, often defiant, photography. Personally selected and assembled by Rheims, the collection juxtaposes renowned series such as Chambre Close, Heroines, and Rose, c est Paris with many previously unpublished archival pictures and entries from Rheims s own diaries, detailing behind-the-scenes work and personal memories.

Spanning commercial work and artistic series, the retrospective impresses with each turn of the page, as much for the vigor of each image as for the thrilling variety of Rheims s subjects and aesthetics. With equal attention to anonymous subjects cast in the street as to such global beauty stars as Kate Moss, Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, the book showcases Rheims s particular interest in female fragility and strength, and of the magic encounter between model and artist which disrupts codes of so-called eroticism to build up a new image system for womanhood.

First published as a limited edition – now available in a popular TASCHEN edition Text in English, French, and German”

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  • ISBN: 9783836555432
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Language: English
  • Year: 2016
  • Pages: 590

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