Gottingen. Steidl. 2008. Second edition. French language edition. First published in 2005. Inscribed and signed by Paolo Roversi on the title page with silver ink - 'A Patrick, / con amicitia / Paolo Roversi / Paris.25.X.2011' Cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards. 120 pages. 3 pages of text. 57 photographic plates. 325 x 290mm (12¾ x 11½"). 1.2kg. 9783865217677. French. Near fine; very slightest signs of wear to boards, forecorners very lightly rubbed; a very clean copy.
A scarce inscribed copy of Paolo Roversi's collection of hauntingly beautiful studio portraits. His studio in Paris is placed at the heart of the book with images of the room as well as the portraits. Roversi takes his photographs using a 8x10 Polaroid format and a long exposure, often placing his subjects against a favourite old blanket which is used a backdrop. The images have a timeless quality which harks back to the earliest days of studio photography.