FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
James Bidgood (Taschen's ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

James Bidgood (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Edition) Hardcover – 15 May 2009

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£17.99
£7.10 £6.04
£17.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Taschen's 25th anniversary ed edition (15 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836514524
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836514521
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 40 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Bruce Benderson works as a writer and translator in New York. He has published two volumes of short stories and writes regularly for Village Voice, The New York Time Magazine, The Advocate, Out, New York Press, and other periodicals.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on 19 Aug. 1999
Format: Hardcover
James Bidgood's book is an outstanding collection of his work. Here you get to know the work of a forgotten and neglected photographer. These pictures were taken in the 50s, the 60s and 70s and inspired Pierre et Giles and David LaChapelle, today's Kings of homoerotic kitsch. If you like camp, trash and glamour, than you will simply ADORE this book. Glitter sprinkled on bulging crothes, angelic faces and horny devils... Bidgood (also made "Pink Narcissus" in the early 70's) was the pionier of camp and this collection puts him back to the place where he needs to be: a great gay photographer.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is BIG and oh, so beautiful.
I love the Taschen Books, they always surprise me and are compiled with a lot of care and craftsmanship.
And now I also adore the photography of James Bidgood. Untill recently I've never heard of the man but now I see where Pierre et Gilles got their inspiration ( They became superstars and cashed in, Bidgood never reached anything close to that status)
This book is a MUSTHAVE for everyboby interested in: popculture, theatre design, fashion design, photography, pornography"light". It is eyecandy for gays and straights.
It is a lesson for all the producers and artists who are convinced that their work cannot be created without a big bag of money and expensive locations.
All these extremely beautiful pictures were shot under an amazing circumstance.
Bidgood shot all these picures in his small Manhattan apartment. In his "breakfast alcove".
He used his talents as a costume designer and windowdresser to built his "fairy"tale world. He used all kinds of glittering and sheer fabrics and simple light bulbs to create illusions of endless horizons.
The book revealed some of the tricks, but even with that knowledge I couldn't discover what and how.
I wish I had been a fly on the wall, watching him work.
I bet James Bidgood was an aethistic and romantic person in heart and soul. The main subject of his work was the search for a -lost- innocence and purity. I believe him at his word.
But what WE see is a extremely decadent glittering parallel universe inhibited only by very handsome, fit, young men.
Alone, staring inviting into the lens, or together obviously enjoying each others company.
Nowadays we may consider the images rather prejudice confirming: lots of shocking pink, glitter, seetrough trousers etc.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
James Bidgood is an extraordinarily talented and inspired artist. Much has been made about the camp element in his work but calling him the "pioneer of camp" both ignores artists and writers from long before who more genuinely deserve the soubriquet AND reduces Bidgood's own fearsome creativity to the level of a one-trick pony. The images are stunning even at a casual glance. Once you realise that they were achieved in a tiny flat in New York on a minimal budget, re-using materials from high-society galas and the like his achievements seem utterly extraordinary. Bidgood found his muse in "Bobby Kendall" and much of the material is a paean to the youth's beauty. At the same time, Bidgood unashamedly examines the darker side of desire. Utterly beguiling. AND if you love this book, you MUST view his film Pink Narcissus, the full story of which is detailed in this wonderful volume.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback