Text dt. - Other edition: US original ed.: Bulfinch Press/ Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1998. - Schönes Katalogbuch, erschienen anläßlich der großen Ausstellung in Washington zum Oeuvre des lettisch-amerikanischen Fotografen Philippe Halsman (1906-1979). Hervorragende Druckqualität.
Limited edition of 10.000 numbered and signed copies
s. p. [480 p.]
hb. in original ill. dustjacket
b&w and color photographs
Text engl. - Illustrated with over 400 full-page reproductions of Newton's striking photographs and boldly signed by Newton. Oversize folio, photo-pictorial boards; photo-pictorial dust jacket. A bold and ambitious publication, this monograph weighs nearly 70 pounds and was issued with a chrome stand, designed by Philippe Starck, to accommodate its size and weight. - “This is Taschen’s so-called “Sumo” book, a unique and impressive production, oversized and weighing about 35 kg. The book comes with a stainless steel book rest, specially designed by Phillipe Starck (the functionality of which is doubtful as the book cannot be opened on this stand without the danger of falling down). The book sold for 3000.00 DM until Jan. 31, 2000, when the new prize for the remaining copies was set to 5000.00 DM, and was sold, until 08.2009, for ca. 7100 € at auction. ”(HCA). - Other edition: Several smaller format editions 2009-11.
Ausstellungskatalog, Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, 15.01.-21.02.1993; München, Fotomuseum im Stadtmuseum, 08.03.-04.04.1993; Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 10.09.-31.10.1993.