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Salgado, Amazônia Art C, Signed Sumo Book with Black & White Photographic Print

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This Sumo-sized Art Edition (No. 201–300), designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado and signed by Sebastião Salgado, is presented with a clothbound companion volume, the signed print Marauiá Mountain Range. Yanomami Indigenous Territory. Municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, state of Amazonas (2018), and a bookstand designed by Renzo Piano. Also available in three other Art Editions of 100 copies each and in a signed Collector’s Edition of 2,000 copies (No. 401–2,400)   Gelatin silver print on Ilford FB warmtone paper, 20.2 x 13.4 in. on 23.6 x 19.7 in. paper; hardcover volume, 27.6 x 19.9 in., 24.9 kg (54.78 lb), 472 pages; caption book, 10 x 13.7 in., 32 pages; bookstand made from mild steel with powder coated painting and rubber adjustable feet, 35.4 x 15.2 x 44.7 in., 46 kg (101.4 lb) Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—an irreplaceable treasure of humanity. In the book’s foreword Salgado writes: “For me, it is the last frontier, a mysterious universe of its own, where the immense power of nature can be felt as nowhere else on earth. Here is a forest stretching to infinity that contains one-tenth of all living plant and animal species, the world’s largest single natural laboratory.” 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. Salgado visited a dozen indigenous tribes that exist in tiny communities scattered across the largest tropical rainforest in the world. He documented the daily life of the Yanomami, the Asháninka, the Yawanawá, the Suruwahá, the Zo’é, the Kuikuro, the Waurá, the Kamayurá, the Korubo, the Marubo, the Awá, and the Macuxi—their warm family bonds, their hunting and fishing, the manner in which they prepare and share meals, their marvelous talent for painting their faces and bodies, the significance of their shamans, and their dances and rituals.


  • Creator
    Renzo Piano (Designer),Sebastião Salgado (Photographer),TASCHEN (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.4 in. (34.04 cm)Width: 20.2 in. (51.31 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    15-16 weeks
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  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU968124749982

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About the Maker


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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