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TENDER IS THE NIGHT: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK
London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. Hardcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 346 pages. Artist Book. One of the most beautiful Artist Book interpretations of the classic ever created. Limited Edition of one numbered and signed copy. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Sam Taylor-Wood: Oversize-volume format. Black silk cloth boards, as issued. Text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Art by Sam Taylor-Wood. She utilizes one of her most austerely beautiful photographs on glassine paper that serves as the Artist Book's translucent inner DJ. White cardboard box. Printed on archival acid-free stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In transparent Plexiglas ("Perspex") box, which serves as the book's outer DJ. Published on the occasion of Penguin Book's 60th Anniversary, "Tender Is The Night: A Romance" is one of five classics that the publisher issued in a Limited Edition by commissioning five of the world's most important artists in their respective fields. The other titles are Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover", Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime And Punishment" and "The Idiot" (he is the only novelist to be honored with two masterpieces in the Series). Penguin held a global auction of the "Number 1" signed copy of each title on the day of its 60th Anniversary in 2006. Sam Taylor-Wood shows "an elegant young man as he stands before us with his hands in his pocket and bare feet. He perfectly sums up the elegance and fragility of Nicole and Dick Driver's world" (Publisher's blurb). Sam Taylor-Wood is one of our finest living artist/photographers. She is especially noted for her portraits of ordinary subjects as well as the most well-known celebrities of the day. Many consider her to be the natural successor to Avedon and Annie Leibovitz, but that judgment, while flattering, does not do justice to the singular qualities of her work. The ultimate book-as-object, the literary classic-as-work-of-art, worthy of this auspicious celebration and posterity. An absolute "must-have" edition for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sam Taylor-Wood collectors. This copy is Number 1, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Sam Taylor-Wood. By special arrangement with Penguin, Taylor-Wood signed only the first copy of the Limited Edition, an instant collectible. This is the only such signed copy available anywhere and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the greatest novels of all time, re-interpreted by one of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PENGUIN DESIGNER CLASSIC TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0713999500.
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