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San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995. 160 pages, illustrations; 32 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket with light shelfwear. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Our favorite authors. We read their words, we know their characters, but most every reader has wondered about the people behind the books - the faces behind the stories. Writers is a compelling collection of 73 photographs of some of the world's most gifted authors. For over twenty-five years, acclaimed photographer Sally Soames of London's Sunday Times has eloquently recorded the faces of novelists, poets, essayists, and playwrights. Using only natural light, she displays a rare skill, revealing in her subjects something of their 'ability to create, influence, teach, weave magic.' In capturing the light in their eyes, she captures, too, the light that illuminates their words. To accompany their portraits, the writers pictured here have selected words - either their own or those of authors they admire - which intensify the visual image and give us a new understanding of the works that have made them so beloved." - Publisher. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Collectible.
Lavishly illustrated and thoroughly documented, this volume includes five essays by experts in the field. Scott Allan and Édouard Kopp alternately examine Rousseau’s diverse techniques and working procedures as a painter and as a draftsman, as well as his art’s mixed economic and critical fortunes on the art market and at the Salon. Line Clausen Pedersen’s essay focuses on Mont Blanc Seen from La Faucille, Storm Effect, an early touchstone for the artist and a spectacular example of the Romantic sublime in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek’s collection.
This catalogue accompanies an eponymous exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from June 21 to September 11, 2016, and at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek from October 13, 2016, to January 8, 2017.

Writers: Photographs by Sally Soames by Soames, Sally; Mailer, Norman (Preface b

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