London: Quartet Books, 1981. 1st Edition. Small folio, publisher's black cloth, spine gilt, black endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
Eighties dreampop fetish photography by Irish photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, described as "the British Helmut Newton." "Doom and disaster, violence, specific or implied, fear and, above all, a highly subjective view of female erotic appeal combine in varying proportions as the obsessive subject-matter of Carlos Clarke's photography. Other ingredients of his picture-making are derived from...the worlds of science fiction and the imagery of space fantasies; the comic-strip and celluloid worlds of horror stories and super-heroes, of vampires and strange, hybrid creatures" (from the introduction by art dealer and auctioneer Philippe Garner). Illustrated throughout with color plates. Some wear to extremities of unclipped dust jacket, with small closed tear to head of spine. Very good. Item #3626