The Black Trilogy (Paperback)

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By Ralph Gibson (Photographer), Giles Mora (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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"Ralph Gibson's Lustrum Press trilogy of the mid-1970s was immensely popular and influential. . . . Many of the pictures are amongst the most recognizable from the time . . . a surreal dreamscape, gently erotic, with a frisson of danger."
--from The Photobook: A History, Volume 1 by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger

An iconic American fine art photographer renowned for his highly surrealist vision, Ralph Gibson is a master of the photography book, which he considers an art form in its own right. In 1970, he founded Lustrum Press, a publishing house dedicated to photography books, and inaugurated it with three volumes--The Somnambulist (1970), Deja-Vu (1973), and Days at Sea (1974)--that showcased his own work in an uncompromisingly radical and demanding way. These books came to be known as Gibson's "Black Trilogy" and are now considered classics of the twentieth-century photobook genre.

Making a clean break with the prior conventions of the photography book, "The Black Trilogy" created a new visual syntax--page layouts, the pairing of photographs face-to-face, graphic and thematic echoes--that provided a unique language for photographic communication. It soon became the model for a generation of young photographers, including Larry Clark, Danny Seymour, Mary Ellen Mark, Yves Guillot, and Arnaud Claass. "The Black Trilogy" volumes went out of print long ago and have become highly collectible. This reissue, with a new essay by the distinguished photographer and curator Gilles Mora, includes all three books in a single volume.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781477316269
ISBN-10: 1477316264
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2018
Pages: 200
Language: English