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BEAUTIFUL CATASTROPHE, A Hardcover – 1 Jun 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 140 pages
  • Publisher: POWERHOUSE BOOKS; 01 edition (1 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576872386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576872383
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 2.5 x 32.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 979,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Anyone with even the slightest interest in street photography should view the stunning images in this amazing book,
Gildens style might not be everyones cup of tea in the world of photography but if like me you like upfront unposed real street images then this book is a must.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x920916e4) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
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HASH(0x92cb3168) out of 5 stars another excellent installment, but not the best 14 Jun. 2006
By jack kerr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
this is a good book, no doubt by a master of the medium, but in the series of similarly sized and designed books by gilden this just isn't probably his best. see 'go' and 'coney island' for his most brilliant books.

as for his publishing and design, it has become a part of his genius. i only wish the bindings were a bit stronger, my copy split noticeably after a few readings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91420b4c) out of 5 stars Diane Arbus inspired.... 9 Mar. 2011
By Mel Wittenstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A look at the more human side of imamagry. When I look at a "live broadcast" the performers always look pretty perfect but when I pause the images I often see a mouth half open and eyes half closed, a less flattering look at our ordinary moments.
HASH(0x921591c8) out of 5 stars I like very much the book but.... 14 April 2014
By Pascal Michaut - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Yes the book is a great book in terms of photography and layout, such a great street photographer.
But about the condition of the book, I have to say that after the first reading and browsing, the inner book on its back part is already detached from the backcover which I find really disappointing and frustrating, as an amateur of photo books.
HASH(0x916e0fc0) out of 5 stars Great material, terrible binding 2 Aug. 2013
By Philip R - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you're new to Bruce Gilden's work this is a good place to start. The only issue I had was the terrible binding which was peeling away from the pages on two copies that I purchased from Amazon. Unfortunately, I had to return both due to the poor quality of the printing. Shame.
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HASH(0x921b5cf0) out of 5 stars a beautiful catastrophe 16 Nov. 2010
By josh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
beautiful pictures with a catastrophe for binding. i could live with binding wearing out after repeated viewings, but it fell apart after two. im still giving it four stars though in support of bruce gilden, one of the boldest street photographers of our time. the pictures dont compare to the coney island series, but they are still really remarkable.
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