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Melvin Sokolsky "Archive" (Limited Edition (Without Print) Hardcover – 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Leaf Car Editions (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982226608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982226605
  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 15.2 x 12.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,225,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nelly on December 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a fan and collector of photography and books, when it comes to acquiring the Crème de la Crème, Sokolsky's 'Archive' Collector's Edition sits atop the list. This book is literally almost impossible to describe with words-you have to see it for yourself.

I first purchased Sokolsky's first book 'Seeing Fashion' a few years ago. I have now purchased 'Archive' Collector's Edition, and I decided to try and compare them. But I quickly found out there was no comparison in regards to quality. My personal opinion is that Sokolsky's images didn't deserve the quality of the 'Seeing Fashion' book .

A little bit of perspective and a comparative analogy. When Frank Lloyd Wright was facing a myriad of problems and opposition to his building of the Guggenheim Museum, mostly by artist who doubted that paintings could not be properly displayed in the spiraling ramp, Wright wrote: "No, it is not to subjugate the paintings to the building that I conceived this plan, on the contrary, it was to make the building and the painting a beautiful symphony such as never existed in the world of Art before."

Thus is the case with this book.

Archive's raises the standard of quality of what photography and/or art books should aspire to be. It ambitiously compliments Sokolsky's images. Let's start out by the printing itself.

It sets a precedent.

The printing is by far the best I've seen in regards to paper quality. The delicate embossed 3D cover, the careful selection of fonts, the elegant design and layout, and the photographs make this book worth it's price and weight. This is the the type of book that defines what books should be present in a prestige collection. In many cases I've paid top dollar for books that don't justify their price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nelly on December 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a fan and collector of photography and books, when it comes to acquiring the Crème de la Crème, Sokolsky's 'Archive' Collector's Edition sits atop the list. This book is literally almost impossible to describe with words-you have to see it for yourself.

I first purchased Sokolsky's first book 'Seeing Fashion' a few years ago. I have now purchased 'Archive' Collector's Edition, and I decided to try and compare them. But I quickly found out there was no comparison in regards to quality. My personal opinion is that Sokolsky's images didn't deserve the quality of the 'Seeing Fashion' book .

A little bit of perspective and a comparative analogy. When Frank Lloyd Wright was facing a myriad of problems and opposition to his building of the Guggenheim Museum, mostly by artist who doubted that paintings could not be properly displayed in the spiraling ramp, Wright wrote: "No, it is not to subjugate the paintings to the building that I conceived this plan, on the contrary, it was to make the building and the painting a beautiful symphony such as never existed in the world of Art before."

Thus is the case with this book.

Archive's raises the standard of quality of what photography and/or art books should aspire to be. It ambitiously compliments Sokolsky's images. Let's start out by the printing itself.

It sets a precedent.

The printing is by far the best I've seen in regards to paper quality. The delicate embossed 3D cover, the careful selection of fonts, the elegant design and layout, and the photographs make this book worth it's price and weight. This is the the type of book that defines what books should be present in a prestige collection. In many cases I've paid top dollar for books that don't justify their price.
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By Nelly on December 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a fan and collector of photography and books, when it comes to acquiring the Crème de la Crème, Sokolsky's 'Archive' Collector's Edition sits atop the list. This book is literally almost impossible to describe with words-you have to see it for yourself.

I first purchased Sokolsky's first book 'Seeing Fashion' a few years ago. I have now purchased 'Archive' Collector's Edition, and I decided to try and compare them. But I quickly found out there was no comparison in regards to quality. My personal opinion is that Sokolsky's images didn't deserve the quality of the 'Seeing Fashion' book .

A little bit of perspective and a comparative analogy. When Frank Lloyd Wright was facing a myriad of problems and opposition to his building of the Guggenheim Museum, mostly by artist who doubted that paintings could not be properly displayed in the spiraling ramp, Wright wrote: "No, it is not to subjugate the paintings to the building that I conceived this plan, on the contrary, it was to make the building and the painting a beautiful symphony such as never existed in the world of Art before."

Thus is the case with this book.

Archive's raises the standard of quality of what photography and/or art books should aspire to be. It ambitiously compliments Sokolsky's images. Let's start out by the printing itself.

It sets a precedent.

The printing is by far the best I've seen in regards to paper quality. The delicate embossed 3D cover, the careful selection of fonts, the elegant design and layout, and the photographs make this book worth it's price and weight. This is the the type of book that defines what books should be present in a prestige collection. In many cases I've paid top dollar for books that don't justify their price.
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