Monday, 28 May 2012

The Coffee Table book - 20th Century Legendary Guitars

Look at this amazing coffee table book - life size, literally. 


A standout book. Love it. Foxylady Project, The - 20th Century Legendary Guitars Maxime Ruiz & Christian Segu 


The measurements of The Foxy Lady Project (109 x 47 cm 42-15/16" x 18-1/2") create the largest book published to date. However, the size was not in itself a goal. 


It was made necessary by the content: a collection of guitars among the most emblematic of the twentieth century, presented life-size.


 61 photographs by Maxime Ruiz, hyper-realistic portraits depicted at full scale, a selection of key instruments in the history of blues, jazz and rock. 


Guitars photographed like human beings, revealing their texture, their wounds and the traces of the lives of those who played them.


The book is not intended for specialists, experts or the elite. 


Foxy Lady's creator, Maxime Ruiz explains: 
'I photographed objects telling about a century, talking about my generation. Objects loaded with history and stories. I know that the eye that touches my images takes them away from me somewhat. Like a guitar maker, I am only a ferryman. I am neither a collector nor an expert, just an amateur. From the beginning I decided that my subject would solely be guitars. Not the guitar of someone or someone else, the guitar itself, with all the diversity of my early emotions.' 





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