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    Bailey's Democracy (Hardback) By (photographer) David Bailey, Introduction by Desmond Morris

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    DescriptionEveryone is equal before the law. And anyone who accepted David Bailey's recent invitation to his studio to be photographed in the nude became part of this astonishing book. Bailey laid down some strict rules: he shot all subjects in the same light and without props. Makeup and retouching were shunned. He took six photographs of each person, and selection and composition were his own affair. These rules, his imposed democracy, result in a celebration of the naked body in all its lovely (and not-so-lovely) splendor. Naked, Bailey specifies, not nude: "All that worrying about poncy lighting, making people look like landscapes or rocks. If I wanted to photograph a rock, I'd photograph a rock." And of the project's conception 30 years ago? "This is going to sound pretentious, but I was reading Plato's Republic and I thought, why not Bailey's Democracy? I wanted to do something organic. I didn't cast it, I didn't tell people where to sit or how to stand. They chose their own pose. I didn't worry about Rembrandt lighting or any crap like that. You could almost do it in a photo booth."


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    Title
    Bailey's Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) David Bailey, Introduction by Desmond Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 267 mm
    Height: 335 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783865211927
    ISBN 10: 3865211925
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400, A06284050
    DC21: 779.21092
    DC22: 779.21092
    BISAC V2.8: PHO023050
    Publisher
    Gerhagerrd Steidl
    Imprint name
    Gerhagerrd Steidl
    Publication date
    21 November 2008