Ralph Gibson Grünewald El Greco Cosmode

Books Ruined

Light Years by Ralph Gibson (Zurich, Switzerland: Edition Stemmle, 1996)

Grünewald with an essay by. J. K. Huysmans (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1976)

El Greco by Philip Troutman (London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969)

El Greco by D. Davies (New York: Phaidon, 1976)

Cosmode #1: The Glamour Issue by Broccoli Books (Los Angeles: Broccoli Books, 2008)

9.5" x 12.3"
"I want to be a 'savior' who helps others" "We witness here the revival of a Godhead ablaze with life: the formation of a glorified body gradually escaping from the carnal shell, which is disappearing in an apotheosis of flames of which it is itself the source and seat."
"Beginning with the hand that appears, as in a horror movie, in the crack of a door or the hands that emerge from the water to grasp the hull of a boat, the development proceeds from such literary-dramatic images to photographs with a more lyrical disposition, such as those showing hands shading the eyes from bright light or a finger calling for silence in an otherwise noiseless picture." (11)
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