Helmut Newton:
Illustrated book "Sumo" - new edition 2009

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Hardcover | 480 Pages | in Three Languages | Book Stand | Size 26.7 x 37.4 cm

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Helmut Newton: Illustrated book "Sumo" - new edition 2009

There are books with an almost legendary reputation. SUMO is one of those. When publisher Benedikt Taschen presented this 480-page book with pictures by Helmut Newton in 1999, it did not take long until the workd gigantomania was used to describe it. It is not quite enough to describe this book as large in size (50 x 70cm) as it does contain a lot of content: It weighs more than 35kg and was absolutely unique in terms of printing and publishing. Moreover, it set new standards as it documented what was possible from a technical point of view while it was a tribute to one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. 10,000 numbered and signed copies were printed and sold together with a table designed by Philippe Starck. They were soon sold out. Today, the first edition is sold for five-digit amounts of Euros, a 600% increase in value over just 10 years.

Taschen-Verlag now presents a second edition of SUMO that is much less expensive. About half the size (26.7 x 37.4cm) yet it fulfills modern printing standards while it costs a fraction of the original price.

New edition of legendary illustrated book "Sumo", published in 1999, hard cover, size 26.7 x 37.4cm. 480 pages with many illustrations and text in German, English and French.Delivery includes a plastic tray (stand) to make it easier to handle this unusually large format.

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Helmut NewtonHelmut Newton "I was all my life obsessed with fashion, photography and beautiful women", said Helmut Newton (1920-2004) even his success.

He was born in Berlin with Australian passport, which the most influential, most exciting and most-discussed photo of artist after the war period. Since the 1960s all international magazines publish his contributions, the photo exhibitions of his works are much sought.

Hardly a prize, which Newton has not yet received: the Federal cross of merit up to the "world image Award" or the "Grand Prix national de la ville de Paris" from the hands of Jacques Chirac.
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