Helmut Newton, Sumo: Revised by June Newton (Coffee Table Books)

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SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, it broke records for weight,  dimensions, and resale price.

Helmut Newton
(1920ߝ2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO—a bold and unprecedented publishing venture—was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher.
With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in—boxed and shrink-wrapped—at 35.4 kilos, Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, either in terms of conceptual extravagance or technical specifications.

Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks ߝ approximately $430,000.
Now, 10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back in a more economical edition, but one with the same DNA as its unique progenitor.

SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history. This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO—now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution—will reach the widest possible audience.

However, proud owners of the new edition won't wrestle with their copy of SUMO. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home:

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ISBN-13: 9783836517300
ISBN-10: 3836517302
Pagini: 464
Ilustrații: zahlreiche farbige Abbildungen
Dimensiuni: 305 x 432 x 102 mm
Greutate: 7.14 kg
Ediția: unveränderte Neuauflage.
Editura: Taschen Books
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Locul publicării: Germany

Notă biografică

Der Künstler:Helmut Newton (1920-2004) war einer der einflussreichsten Fotografen aller Zeiten. Geboren in Berlin, gelangte er 1940 nach Australien und heiratete dort acht Jahre später June Brunell (alias Alice Springs). In den 1970er-Jahren erlangte er internationalen Ruhm durch seine Arbeit für das Modemagazin Vogue, dessen Bildersprache er prägte. Newton inszenierte seine Modelle nicht im Studio, sondern in Alltagssituationen, Innenräumen und auf der Straße. Seine Mischung aus widersprüchlichen Szenarien, kühner Beleuchtung und bemerkenswerter Bildkomposition wurde zu seinem Markenzeichen. Ihm wurden zahlreiche Ehrungen zuteil, darunter 1990 der Grand Prix national de la photographie und 1992 das Bundesverdienstkreuz. Prinzessin Caroline ernannte ihn zum Officier des Arts, Lettres et Sciences seiner Wahlheimat Monaco. Der ehemalige französische Kultusminister Philippe Douste-Blazy ernannte Newton 1996 zum Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Bis zu seinem Tod im Alter von 83 Jahren lebte und arbeitete er eng mit seiner Frau June Newton zusammen.