Pure by Anne Geddes

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No one photographs babies like celebrated Australian photographer Anne Geddes. From the launch of her first photographic greeting cards and calendar in 1992 to the phenomenal success of her books Down in the Garden and Until Now, her unique photos have touched millions of people worldwide. Now, in her stunning new full-color hardcover book, Pure, Anne achieves a completely new level of photographic artistry and vision.Four years in the making, Pure offers breathtaking images that intimately evoke the wonder of the first precious days and weeks of life. With eyes tightly shut, in wrinkly new skin, unaffected by and unaware of the world that awaits them, these newborns hint at the mysterious world before birth.The miracle of life shines from each sumptuous, oversized page. Geddes presents these babies in their purest form to "emphasize the fact that they are vulnerable, fragile, and very precious human beings." The revealing images of these "just borns" epitomize the words that accompany them-"Unique," "Perfect," "Extraordinary."Mothers, too, are shown anew through Anne Geddes' lens. Real women in the full bloom of pregnancy radiate serenity and promise. Mothers enfold babies in their arms, highlighting the beautiful bond between them. They reveal our shared humanity-beautiful, vulnerable, loved. Pure is a powerful reminder that we all begin life small, innocent, and full of potential.Pure showcases Anne Geddes' extraordinary talent and her gift with newborn babies as never before. It is a celebration of life and birth sure to become a treasured volume the world over.

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Anne Geddes is one of the world's most acclaimed photographers. Her love of children has led her to create a range of extraordinary and loving photographic images that have been the inspiration for over 50 books published in 21 languages. Her "New York Times" best-seller Down in the Garden, published in 1996, and her 1998 best-selling retrospective Until Now have enjoyed critical and public acclaim in more than 50 countries. Australian born, she now lives in New Zealand.
Published September 2, 2002 by Andrews McMeel Publishing. 220 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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These 123 new color and b&w photographs offer a variety of mother-and-child poses and guises, many of which, through the ingenious use of body stockings and some careful camera work, simulate pregnancy: here are babies in fetal position on mother's stomach, held in place by flesh-like mesh;

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