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Lehndorff, Vera & Holger Trulzsch, Veruschka: Trans-Figurations, Boston, New York Graphic Society Books/ Little Brown & Company, 1986, first U.S. edition, 4to (9.5" x 11.5"), HB in dj, lavender cloth boards w/ navy spine titles in color photographic dj, VG+ / G+. Prev owner's inscription to half-title, DJ price-clipped, large tear & scar to front.

160 pp; 205 photos, 163 in color. Introduction, "Fragments of an Aesthetic of Melancholy," by Susan Sontag. List of illustrations.

A collaboration between artist Vera Lehndorff (sixties fashion icon Veruschka and star of the Antonioni film Blow Up) and painter/photographer Holger Trulzsch. Much-celebrated images of Vera's body as canvas for intricate paintings of clothes, nature, and architecture in various states of disrepair, sometimes subsequently placed against backgrounds of the same, for a trompe-l'oeuil effect. The mood of the photos ranges from humorous to the curious, thought-provoking to the erotic. A sought-after title, considered highly innovative and affecting.    [Book ID # 1684]


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