ralph gibson book recommendation?

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  1. temujin

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    hi all - when i first came across some of the photos from ralph gibson's "deja-vu" on the george eastman site awhile ago, i was blown away. i wanted to get the book, but the only copies i could find online were going for a billion bleeding dollars. i am not familiar with any of his books which are currently in print. can anyone recommend a good (and more affordable) one - preferably mainly his b&w work, but i would be interested in the color stuff if you think it is "must-see" material. thanks.
     
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    'Deus ex Machina' is a very good compendium book with almost all of his projects represented, including a few that never made it to prime time, such as his 'Black Kiss' series. It is in the Klotz format, so it is very thick. I think Klotz is German for brick, btw.

     
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    I also highly recommend 'DUES EX MACHINA'. An excellent book with a great overview of his work and some comments by Mr. Gibson.
     
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    L'Histoire De France
    Infanta
    Days at sea
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    You've already got Deja Vu on the list.
    Gibson also published some collections under Lustrum Press you might find interesting:
    Nude : Theory
    Landscape : Theory
    Contact : Theory

    Histoire De France is color work & the Theory books are collections edited by Gibson. There are more available but I have not seen them.
     
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    You may like his recent mostly-text book "refractions"

    GO TO YOUR LIBRARY

    even if they don't have them on hand, you may find they can get them for you

    I like quadrants and histoire de france but i have several & can't say there's one I dislike