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Jock Sturges: New Work, 1996-2000 Hardcover – December 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Scalo Publishers; F First Edition edition (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3908247365
  • ISBN-13: 978-3908247364
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 13.2 x 14.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,086,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Before reviewing this book, let me caution potential readers and purchasers that the images contained in the book include many nudes of young female children. If such would be offensive to you, please stop reading here.
Due to the nature of the the content and its subjects, this material would not be able to achieve an "R" rating for a motion picture. I would certainly have discouraged my daughters from appearing in these scenes.
If you are not familiar with Jock Sturges, he presents a most unusual oeuvre. His subject is the physical, emotional, and psychological development of young girls. He portrays his subjects usually in nudist camps where they can be displayed more fully. Many of his models have appeared in his work since quite young ages.
The images are usually taken outdoors with a large format camera, and are posed to create quite complex compositions. At the same time, he wants you to notice nuances in how the bodies are changing, the emotions are developing, and what the personalities are like. He uses the interaction with nature and the other models to bring out the point of each photograph, and lets time provide the rest of the perspective by repeatedly showing the same models over the years. In this work, you will usually see a model over 2-3 years.
The images are very well reproduced on gorgeous paper. I found the duotone images generally better than the color ones, but the color images had a reason for being that caused them to be useful. They pick up the strong color of an eye, or show the connection in skin coloration with a sibling or parent.
Beyond the natural beauty of the human form, you will find yourself impressed that the young people are pretty comfortable with the camera.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a beautiful tome of mostly B&W photos (1 per page) of young female European nudists. Many of the pictures were taken at the beach, and capture an elegance routinely missed in everyday life. Sturges has stayed in contact with the models over the years, and the result is a timeline of their youth. He is an immensely talented photographer and if you appreciate the nude female form, you will undoubtedly agree.

That being said, the photographs display a natural sexuality. There is merit to the observation that the subjects are typically teenage girls, and one might ask why that is. I believe he is merely accentuating the beauty that is present in female youth. Unlike David Hamilton, whose photos seem intentionally sexual, Sturges is not adding anything that is not already there. He does not overtly pose the subjects; he just captures them. The girls appear comfortable instead of vulnerable. (Not to criticize Hamilton, but there is a material difference.)

The layout and paper quality were exceptional, and the binding seems robust. All in all, a great collection for your coffee table. But perhaps that depends on the company you keep.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I was a little hesitant to order this book because of the price, even though I love Jock Sturges' work, but when it came in the mail I was surprised that it didn't cost more. What an incredible and breath-taking piece of work! The book is huge and the quality of the prints are fantastic! I am so impressed by the lighting and shadows and use of color and exquisite beauty of the models. I can't say enough about it. What a treasure!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
VERY little to complain about in this book. Scarcely anything that could be considered objectionable by anyone willing to accept nude photography. Most of the photos date from 1996-2000, (one '83 and one '95),and are generally of girls or young women mostly nude but a few photos of clothed people. I liked the way Sturges handles light in almost all of his photos, composition did seem a little stilted to me in a few of them. I think it's great that he was able to use the same subjects over the years, obviously the man can get along with people. The color photos were welcome, showing the man is willing to vary his medium and well capable of doing so. One improvement over his last, self titled, book is the inclusion of his subject's name,location and date on the opposite page, much easier to follow than a separate sheet as that last book was presented.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Adam Cadre on December 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Jock Sturges's latest offering is bigger than its predecessors, towering over everything else on the shelf (on which it balances more precariously than one might like.) It's more handsome than previous volumes, the halftone dots virtually invisible, the finest of details readily discernible. And it features a handful of color pictures, all of which are absolutely gorgeous, the palettes just heartbreakingly lovely.
But perhaps most noteworthy thing about New Work 1996-2000 is that Sturges's cast is all grown up. Unlike his previous monographs, this is not so much an exploration of adolescence as a celebration of adolescence successfully navigated; these are now women in their late teens and twenties who radiate beauty and strength. So the themes are somewhat different from those of, say, Evolution of Grace, but the work is just as brilliant. This is a must-have.
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