Sun-Warmed Nudes Andre de Dienes HC DJ 1968 Elysium Press For Sale
Sun-Warmed Nudes Andre de Dienes HC DJ 1968 Elysium Press:
Sun-Warmed Nudes Andre de Dienes HC DJ 1968 Elysium Press.
4th printing 1968
Good used condition, please see pictures, binding is a little loose
From dust jacket
For many years Andre de Dienes has brought
special enjoyment to admirers of nude photog-
raphy with his crisp, beautifully composed and
brilliantly exposed pictures. Published in books
and magazines around the world, the variety
which evolves from his eyes and cameras defies
any complete representation.
This volume might be considered a cross
section of that tremendous variety of work. It is
unique, however, in that this is the first book of
art photography featuring completely unretouched
studies of the female nude ever to be published
and widely distributed in this country. It is signi-
ficant of the quality and refinement of Andre de
Dienes' talent that he was the photographer
chosen to be represented in such a volume.
De Dienes is one of the foremost photographers
of nudes today because of his taste
- both in
choosing models and in making his camera trans.
late the visual excitement his eyes have perceived
as the model moves or pauses. He has long since
transcended any feeling that the nude female
form is in any way immodest.
To de Dienes, photography of the nude is
primarily a means of self-expression. As many
painters have concentrated on the marvelous
variety and inspiration of the bodies of women,
de Dienes has turned his cameras and talent to
interpreting them for the visual pleasure of
all of us.
Many times in his photographic career
Dienes has been annoyed by censorship brought
about by insensitive people who may revere nude
paintings yet denounce the more literal treatment
of the nude on film. He is proud of his tremendous
files, in which, he says, there is not a single
photograph which he would be unwilling to show
for publication. It is this very fact which made it
so difficult to arrive at a final selection of the
superb photographs reproduced in this book.
The editors are delighted, however, to be able
to give this fuller and more objective showing to
their ultimate selection, which includes the first
color plates ever published in a book devoted to
de Dienes' work. It is now to be hoped that public
reaction to this first unmarred, completely forth-
right compilation of his nude studies will be such
as to encourage a sequel containing more of the
many beautiful photographs which were regretfully
excluded from this initial volume.