An uncommon, out of print book of photography in very good condition. From inside the dust jacket:
"From the 1970s onwards, the philosopher and art critic Alair Gomes devoted himself exclusively to the development of a photographic work without equal. Within an immense erotic tableau dedicated to the beauty and nudity of the male body, his pictures secretly taken at Rio de Janeiro's beaches from his Ipanema apartment, then fastidiously reworked and organized in sequences according to a rhythm and a 'visual music,' plot out a fresco of extraordinary visual scope.
This vision of the world, captured through a single object of desire, constituted perhaps one of the most ambitious and moving photographic works of our time.
Presented by Fondation Cartier pour l'air contemporain in Paris March 14-May 27 2001, the exhibition Alair Gomes, which brings together more then 400 images, is the most ambitious project on this artist to date. Conceived by the Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain and organized with aid of the National Library of Rio de Janeiro, it also benefited from the valuable collaboration of Gilberto Chateaubriand and Joaquim Paiva, the first and most important collectors of the artist's work.
This exhibition catalogue is the first book on the oeuvre of the photographer Alair Gomes. It assembles a group of texts by Alair Gomes, Christian Caujolle, Lauro Cavalcanti and Maria Claudia Coehlo, Paulo Herkenhoff, and an interview between Joaquim Paiva and the artist.
With 211 duotone illustrations.
Imprint: Stein & Day
Publication Date: 1 February 1972
Type: Second hand
Condition: Very good, in dust jacket.