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The Noir A-Z

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Photographer Julian Hibbard offers an abecedary unlike any other. Drawing on his professional work shooting black & white and color photographs for everything from CD and book covers to high-end fashion, Hibbard has paired a word with one of his photographs for all twenty-six letters in the alphabet. The resulting board book contains images that evoke the shadowy, sexy ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 16th 2009 by Mark Batty Publisher (first published 2009)
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look! a board book for grown-ups!! or very disturbed and precocious children. the design of this book is just beautiful - the caption borders (im sure there is a more artistic term), the bricklike heft of the damn thing... i saw this at the brooklyn book fair and even though i knew we would be getting it into the store in october or so, i HAD TO HAVE IT RIGHT THEN AND THERE. because thats the way it is with me sometimes. i can be very grabby. but im glad i have it here now, a satisfying weight i ...more
'For me life is not a straight line.'

Julian Hibbard is more than a photographer, though his gifts are substantial in his chosen field. He also is a thinker who observes the world 'exploring the boundaries between play, learning, what is dark, what is light, what is real, what is not'. NOIR A-Z is a compilation of photographs, each representing a letter of the alphabet - a simple enough thought process, but Hibbard manages in these few pages to juxtapose comedy with tragedy, tragedy that has hap
Loved this. Each page has a letter and a noir-ish, suggestive word framed in an old silent movie title card ("L is for Lascivious", "M is for Menacing"), and opposite is a photo aptly illustrating the word, many of them profoundly creepy and strange, all beautifully shot.
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