The artistic collaboration of photographer Bettina Rheims and writer/art critic Serge Bramly began in 1991 with Chambre Close, which Schirmer/Mosel is publishing for the first time. It lives off the stimulating contrast between text and images. The cultivated literary tone of Monsieur X's fictional "confessions" is set against photographs that speak a far clearer language. Bettina Rheims has a command of this language, which tells of female eroticism and exhibitionism as no one else does.
Jesus' birth takes place in a rough garage, where he is attended not only by the three kings but by people drawn from the surrounding streets; his miracles and cures address the ailments of all times; the Sermon on the Mount is a dramatic piece of performance art; and his crucifixion is that of every man, and every woman."--BOOK JACKET.
Author : Bettina Rheims
ISBN : UCSD:31822021305412
Genre : Animals in art
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This book presents Animal, a series of photos produced by Bettina Rheims in the early 1980s. The images -- of exceptional quality -- are disturbing. Their lifelike rendering of already naturalized animals is a metaphor for photography.
Forthright, bold, and challenging, Bettina Rheims' photographs continually provoke strong reactions -- of bewilderment and disgust, of recognition and approval. Whether it's the suggestive postures of her defiant young nudes, the seductive edginess of her commercial work, or the fact that, at a relatively young age, she has managed to rise to the top of a field long dominated by male photographers, Bettina Rheims' pictures never fail to elicit a second glance. Arguably France's most famous photographer, Rheims was brought worldwide recognition with the publication of her series of nudes, Chambre Close (published by Kehayoff Verlag). This portfolio brings together Bettina Rheims' images of famous women, including Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Sharon Stone, among others of the world's best known and beautiful women.
Shanghai, by iconic erotic photographer Bettina Rheims and writer Serge Bramly, is a lavish, oversized tome documenting the many--and often times unexpected--roles women play in this famous Far Eastern City. Shanghai is hip, trendy, and young, the city with the highest developing business rate in the world, a place of history and tomorrow and, as is amply evident in Shanghai, a very sexy place. Engaged in an ardent search for the spirit of Shanghai's women, Rheims and Bramly instead found a place so fast-paced, so quickly evolving, that their quest was rendered moot. Shanghai features photographs of legendary women including Hou Bo and Xu Xiaobing, official photographers of Mao Tse Dong; Lu Yi, former model and star newsreader on MTV China, Zhou Ling, Miss China 2002; Yang Lan, newscaster and president of the cable channel Sun TV, 38th richest person in China according to "Forbes magazine; Nora Sun, granddaughter of Sun Ya Zhen, founder of the Chinese Republic; among other cultural notables. Western eyes could not define or encapsulate the ineffable essence of Shanghai's women.
A Best of... survey of the most sought after French nude and portrait photographer, Bettina Rheims, who makes the female body the central focus of her work. Featuring highly praised and fiercely disputed series such as "Chambre close" (women posing for an imaginary voyeur); KIM (a documentary on a transsexual); I.N.R.I. (a sequence on the life of Christ); women in modern Shanghai, and, most recently, "Heroines".
Bettina Rheims came to worldwide fame in the early 80s with sensational nudes and portraits. As a sequel to her legendary, mostly black-and-white publication Female Trouble, first, published by Schirmer/Mosel in 1989, More Trouble presents new photographic visions of glamour, beauty, fashion, sex, and seduction, created from the 90s to the present day. They include portraits of Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ludivine Sagnier, Emmanuelle Beart, Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Isabella Rossellini, Salma Hayek, to name just a few. This time, however, her pictures are mostly in color. And they include men, such as Jackie Chan, Michael Douglas, James King, Tupac Shakur, Mickey Rourke, Marilyn Manson, and Emir Kusturica. Once again, Bettina Rheims proves her extraordinary originality, her empathy, her sense of style, and her feeling for pictorial eroticism.