Essay by Edmund White
square folio. pp. 139. 100 color & duotone plates. 3 gatefolds. hardcover cloth. dw. in slipcase. (near fine - upper corners bumped, light edge wear to dw cover, some scuff marks to slipcase). New York: Random House, .
ISBN-10: 67942721X / ISBN-13: 9780679427216
This definitive, full-color reflection of Mapplethorpe's geometric formality and underlying religiosity provides an insight into the art and career of the artist that previous black-and-white volumes cannot. An accompanying essay by Edmund White puts Mapplethorpe into historical, social, sexual, and artistic context.