# 38575

[HENSON, Bill]

Lux et nox (signed copy)

$550.00 AUD

Melbourne : Thames and Hudson, 2008. Oblong folio, boards in illustrated dust jacket, unpaginated, 173 colour plates, first Australian edition, first published by Scalo, Zurich in 2002, new copy. A large format survey of Henson’s famous lyrical photographs. Fine condition. Out of print. Signed by Bill Henson on a Thames and Hudson bookplate, issued by the publisher in only a few copies, affixed to the front free endpaper

‘Internationally renowned photographer Bill Henson is a passionate and visionary explorer of twilight zones, between day and night, nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. Bill Henson’s photographs of landscapes at dusk, of the industrial no-man’s land at the outskirts of our cities, of androgynous girls and boys adrift in the nocturnal turmoil of adolescence are painterly tableaux that continue the traditions of romantic literature and painting. The rich chiaroscuro, the oscillating light, and the masterful composition of his photographs map enigmatic states that escape rationalism’s iron grip, providing a much-needed antidote to a culture that increasingly loses itself in a numbing vortex of blinking screens and glittering surfaces.’ – the publisher