First edition of the book Guy Bourdin published by the Victoria & Albert Museum (2003)
Large format hardback in near fine condition
There is some very minor wear and toning to boards
Some very slight toning to extremities of pages
Otherwise. pages clean, binding firm
The impact of Bourdin's imagery on the realms of both commercial and fine art photography continues to resonate today. He made radical changes in both the style and the meaning of commercial imagery. His fashion shoots are mysterious, hypnotic, surreal, exposing the true and unnerving nature of desire. He shows us that, within the context of fashion, it is rarely the product that compels us. It is the image - the carefully staged narrative of sexual fantasy, the quest for the unattainable, the suggestion of danger - that stimulates consumer desire.