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Amazônia, SUMO, Limited Edition Signed Book & Exclusive Renzo Piano Bookstand

$3,500per item


Collector’s Edition Book (No. 401–2,400), numbered and signed by Sebastião Salgado, with corresponding bookstand designed by Renzo Piano exclusively for the Amazônia project. (Hardcover volume, 70 x 50.5 cm, 24.9 kg (54.9 lb), 472 pages, and caption book, 25.5 x 35 cm, 32 pages; bookstand made from mild steel with powder coated painting and rubber adjustable feet, 90 x 38.5 x 113.5 cm, 46 kg (101.4 lb)) AVAILABLE OCT 2021 For six years Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth. This connection to nature is echoed in Renzo Piano's bookstand design, of which he says it “is the simplest way to have the book in levitation. You do not even see the bookstand, you just see the book held in the air firmly. The open pages look like an albatros while flying.” Made from mild steel with powder coated painting, threaded central rods and rubber adjustable feet, the lectern was designed exclusively for the Amazônia project. Sebastião Salgado has dedicated this book to the indigenous peoples of Brazil’s Amazon region.

Customization Options

Also available in four Art Editions, each including a signed print and limited to 100 copies (No. 1–400), with corresponding bookstand designed by Renzo Piano. No. 1-100 ‘Adão Yawanawá in a headdress of eagle feathers’ $8,500 No. 101-200 ‘Young Hatiri Suruwahá bathes in a backwater of the Pretão stream’ $8,500 No. 201-300 ‘Marauiá Mountain Range’ $8,500 No. 301-400 ‘The Paraná connecting the Rio Negro with the Cuyuní River’ $8,500


  • Creator
    Sebastião Salgado (Photographer),Renzo Piano (Designer),TASCHEN (Maker, Retailer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.9 in. (50.55 cm)Width: 27.6 in. (70.11 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    14-15 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU968124645102

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    Ships From: Verl, Germany
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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From his humble beginning selling comic books in his native Cologne to his rapidly expanding book publishing empire, Benedikt Taschen has been all about living large — literally. Sumo, a 464-page, 66-pound compendium of Helmut Newton’s photography is one of the largest and heaviest books ever produced — it comes with its own display stand — and among the most expensive, too. The first copy in a limited edition published in 1999 and signed by many of the celebrities whose images appear in its pages sold at auction for $364,000. TASCHEN’s success derives from his personality: he publishes books that reflect his own diverse personal enthusiasms. TASCHEN’s lavishly produced art books run the gamut from the ridiculous (The Big Book of Breasts) to the sublime (17th-century naturalist Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities). The TASCHEN catalog includes scholarly examinations of cultural icons such as Muhammad Ali, gorgeous monographs on painters like Hieronymous Bosch, exquisite books of photography like Sebastião Selgado’s Genesis and portfolios of muscle cars. In addition to his 11 bookstores located in the United States and Europe, TASCHEN recently opened an art gallery in Los Angeles devoted to photography. As you can see from the titles available on these pages, you are more than likely to have an interest in common with Benedikt Taschen — and his marvelous books give you a way to explore it fully.
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