A couple of ways of doing something. Chuck Close & Bob Holman

A couple of ways of doing something. Chuck Close & Bob Holman

A couple of ways of doing something. Chuck Close & Bob Holman

A couple of ways of doing something. Chuck Close & Bob Holman

A couple of ways of doing something. Chuck Close & Bob Holman

12/07/2016

Book of the month (July)

We want to share our favourite art books with all the Lovers,
so you can get inspired just like us.
Every month we will share a review with you!

A couple of ways of doing something.

Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman

While taking a break in New York a few years ago, my plans clearly included to look for a used Hasselblad in B&H on 9th Ave and spending an afternoon in THE STRAND BOOKSTORE

I found in the used books section this great volume by Chuck Close, an artist I did not know about at the time. The book has large daguerreotype portraits, images of impressive detail and gravity, gorgeously printed on silverlike paper. 
Along with each image, I discovered poems by Bob Holman nicely set with (as I read after) foundry Bulmer and Boldoni set by hand.

I could not resist to take the book back home.
I would recommend seeing the original copy and the proper prints.

B.

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