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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.

Peter Beard

150Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Disponibile
Il pionieristico artista contemporaneo Peter Beard ha trasformato la sua vita a New York e nel continente africano in un Gesamtkunstwerk, un collage di fotografia, ecologia e memorie. L'edizione originale a tiratura limitata è andata subito esaurita, ma il libro torna a presentare il mondo unico dell'artista, un regno di arte, scienza e bellezza.
Copertina rigida10.2 x 14.7 in.11.85 lb770 pagine
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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
Peter Beard

Peter Beard


Journey into the World of Peter Beard

An artist’s life magnified

Artist, diarist, collector, and writer Peter Beard (1938-2020) fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He collaborated with Francis Bacon and Salvador Dalí, he made diaries with Andy Warhol, worked on books with scientists like Dr. Norman Borlaug, Dr. Richard Laws, and Alistair Graham, and toured with Truman Capote, Terry Southern, and the Rolling Stones—all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. He delved into the world of fashion for its beautiful women, taking Vogue stars like Veruschka to Africa and bringing new ones back to the U.S. with him.

After spending time in Kenya and striking up a friendship with the author Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) in the early 1960s, Beard bought 50 acres next to her farm with the stipulation that he would film and write about the land and its flora and fauna. He witnessed the dawn of Kenya’s population explosion, which challenged finite resources and stressed animal populations—including the starving elephants of Tsavo dying by the tens of thousands in a wasteland of eaten trees. So he documented what he saw—with diaries, photographs, and collages. He went against the wind in publishing unique and sometimes shocking books of these works, including The End of the Game. The corpses were laid bare; the facts carefully recorded, sometimes in type and often by hand. Beard used his photographs as a canvas onto which he superimposed multi-layered contact sheets, ephemera, found objects, newspaper clippings that are elaborately embellished with meticulous handwriting, old-master inspired drawings, and often swaths of animal blood used as paint.


Peter Beard (1938–2020) began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University, he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s he worked in Tsavo Park, the Aberdares, and Lake Turkana in Kenya’s northern frontier. A constant creator, Beard the chronicler photographed, wrote, drew, collaged, and assembled a history of his life experiences and our own.

Gli autori

Owen Edwards has written about photography for more than 30 years for numerous publications including American Photographer, New York Times Magazine, and Smithsonian.

Steven M. L. Aronson, a former book publisher, is a writer and editor. He edited and published Peter Beard’s book Longing for Darkness and wrote the T.V. special The End of the Game. He is the author of HYPE and the co-author of Savage Grace.

Gli editori

David Fahey is co-owner of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. During his 31-year career in the field, he has collaborated on over 45 fine art photography books. He is the co-vice president of the Herb Ritts Foundation and serves on the Photography Advisory Council for the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Nejma Beard is the Executive Director of the Peter Beard Studio. Her spirit and experience are synchronous with Beard’s—having been born and raised in Kenya. This deep familiarity and a devotion to a place and a people formed their unique collaborative relationship. Primary to her work is a deep concern for the future of the world and a commitment to ecologic and humanitarian efforts.

Il contributore

Ruth Ansel is an award-winning art director known for her innovative design at many of America's top fashion and cultural magazines since the 1960s. Ansel Design Studio (est. 1992) has produced international fashion campaigns and books with photographers including Peter Beard, Richard Avedon, and Annie Leibovitz.

Peter Beard
Copertina rigida25.8 x 37.4 cm5.38 kg770 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-7742-7

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
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15 Valutazioni


DUBRANA,6 novembre 2021
A book about art, unique. Peter Beard takes us through the twentieth century creative process of editing and collage in the arts. An examplaire that sums up an extraordinary artistic life. To read and watch without moderation.

Peter Beard

Alfonso,5 novembre 2021
Subyace en los collages de peter beard una guerra secreta entre el mundo que llamamos civilizado y sus simbolos y la realidad de una naturaleza salvaje y fascinante. La obra de Peter Beard es un grito en favor de esta ultima.

Mehr als nur ein Bildband

Mirko,3 novembre 2021
Lange gezögert, doch dann zugeschlagen: Keine Seite bereut.


Christian,30 ottobre 2021
Un indispensable dans la bibliothèque.


Thomas,29 ottobre 2021
Toller Bildband, der die Perfektion und Leidenschaft von Peter Beard in einzigartigen Bildern zeigt.

Peter Beard

Ralf,29 ottobre 2021
Peter Beard ist einfach genial und ein schönes Buch dazu. Es ist mir eine Freude täglich eine andere Seite anzuschauen.