Helmut Newton. SUMO. Revised by June Newton

Helmut Newton. SUMO. Revised by June Newton

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The Helmut Newton SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price. At 35.4 kilos, TASCHEN and Helmut Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, both in terms of conceptual extravagance and technical specifications.

Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, the SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. Copies now feature in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, while legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000, for 620,000 German marks - approximately EURO317,000.

A decade on from its first appearance, the XL SUMO brings this unprecedented publishing venture to an even wider audience with a lighter but no less glamorous format. Carefully revised by June Newton, and with its own presentation bookstand, the book remains a spectacular tribute to the 20th century's most influential, intriguing, and controversial photographer, with hundreds of exquisite images, from his stunning fashion shoots to his shimmering nudes, provocative mise-en-scenes, and celebrity portraits.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 267 x 374 x 101.6mm | 7,029g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English, French, German
  • unveränderte Neuauflage
  • zahlreiche farbige Abbildungen
  • 3836517302
  • 9783836517300
  • 9,705

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"Besitzen Sie ein Stück Kunstgeschichte."
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"You will own a piece of art history." "This incredible illustration of the work of one of the most influential photographers of our time has shrunk! It's a more democratic means of distribution and an absolutely stunning book for photography fans."
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About Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Born in Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married June Brunell (a.k.a. Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved international fame in the 1970's while working principally for French Vogue, and his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Newton preferred to shoot in streets or interiors, rather than studios. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions came to form his signature look. In 1990 he was awarded the Grand Prix National for photography; in 1992 the German government awarded him Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz for services to German culture, and he was appointed Officer des Arts, Lettres et Sciences by S.A.S. Princess Caroline of Monaco. In 1996, he was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French Minister of Culture at the time. Working and living in close companionship with his wife until his death at 83, his images remain as distinctive, seductive and orginal as ever.
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This book is BIG, let me say it again it is BIG. The quality of the prints and the genius of the photographer makes this book a must have. It even comes with it's own book holder. It will look great on any coffee table ( must be a strong one ) and will give you at least half an hour of pure visual pleasure.show more
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