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TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A ROMANCE: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK by  Sam (Photographer/Designer)  F. Scott (Author) & Taylor-Wood - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Modern Rare and Biblio.com

TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A ROMANCE: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Author) & Taylor-Wood, Sam (Photographer/Designer)

Condition: Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.


London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 346 pages. Artist Book. One of the most beautiful Artist Book interpretations of the classic ever created. Limited Edition of one numbered and signed copy. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Sam Taylor-Wood: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards, as issued. Text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Art by Sam Taylor-Wood. She utilizes one of her most austerely beautiful photographs on glassine paper that serves as the Artist Book's translucent inner DJ. White cardboard box. Printed on archival acid-free stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In transparent Plexiglas ("Perspex") box, which serves as the book's outer DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of Penguin Book's 60th Anniversary, "Tender Is The Night: A Romance" is one of five classics that the publisher issued in a Limited Edition by commissioning five of the world's most important artists in their respective fields. The other titles are Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover", Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime And Punishment" and "The Idiot" (he is the only novelist to be honored with two masterpieces in the Series). Penguin held a global auction of the "Number 1" signed copy of each title on the day of its 60th Anniversary in 2006. Re-presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is The Night: A Romance". Sam Taylor-Wood's Artist Book rendition: The ultimate book-as-object, the literary classic as work of art, worthy of Penguin's auspicious celebration and of posterity. Shows "an elegant young man as he stands before us with his hands in his pocket and bare feet. He perfectly sums up the elegance and fragility of Nicole and Dick Driver's world" (Publisher's blurb). Sam Taylor-Wood is one of the most brilliant artist/photographer/filmmakers of our time. She is especially noted for her unvarnished portraits of ordinary subjects as well as the most well-known celebrities of the day. Many consider her to be the natural successor to Avedon as well as Annie Leibovitz, but that judgment, while flattering, does not quite do justice to the singular qualities of her work. An absolute "must-have" edition for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sam Taylor-Wood collectors. <b><i> This copy of the Limited Edition is Number 1, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Sam Taylor-Wood. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great book. This is the only such signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: By special arrangement with Penguin, Sam Taylor-Wood signed only the first copy of the Limited Edition. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the greatest novels of all time, re-interpreted by one of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0713999500.

Tender is the Night was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel in nine years (since The Great Gatsby in 1925) and his fourth and final to complete. The generally autobiographical work reflects events surrounding the hospitalization of Fitzgerald’s schizophrenic wife, Zelda, and his own unrelenting alcoholism. Tender is the Night was published in four issues of Scribner's Magazine (January ­— April) until Charles Scribner’s Sons produced the first novel edition in April 1934. The novel, whose title comes from John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale,” has two versions in print: the original, which uses flashbacks in the narrative, and the second, revised version, published posthumously by Malcolm Cowley, in which the storyline is restructured so that events take place chronologically. Some have suggested that this particular revision was in reaction to critics of the original. Tender is the Night sold only 12,000 copies in its first three months compared to Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, which sold over 50,000 in a similar time period. Still, reception for Tender is the Night steadily grew over time. Today, it is ranked 28th on the Modern Library’s list of the “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century as well as 69th on NPR’s “100 Years, 100 Novels, One List.” Read more: Identifying first editions of TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A ROMANCE: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK




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