Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs” as Want to Read:
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs

by
4.63  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This fascinating collection of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs contains over 250 striking images — from florals to portraits from nudes to still lifes, as well as images from his controversial X Portfolio

“…an indispensable publication of lasting significance…”—ARTFIXdaily

“Authoritative and indispensable.”—Bay Area Reporter

The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 –1989) is
...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by J. Paul Getty Museum
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Robert Mapplethorpe, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Robert Mapplethorpe

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.63  · 
Rating details
 ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs
Todd
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I saw this show at the Getty during the summer of 2015. I cannot really describe the effect it had on me. I ended up seeing almost nothing else at the museum, just milling around in the Mapplethorpe exhibit. I kept coming back to it. I was speechless before the images trying to make sense of why they had such power over me. I had never before purchased an exhibition catalogue, until that day. It's been sitting on my shelf for a couple years, wrapped in its plastic because I didn't want to sully ...more
Samantha
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography
Provocative, thought provoking, timeless, beautiful photographs.
Bettina
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book with the most amazing photography. Some good essays. A timeline
Really worth getting and be amazed over and over again.
What a tallented man he was.
willowdog
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully presented catalogue of the photos of Mapplethorpe. It never shies away from his gay personage and the essays that complete the work establish Robert’s place in the art world.
Jennifer
rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2018
Mike Cahill
rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2016
Udinaldo Júnior
rated it it was amazing
Feb 02, 2018
Peter
rated it it was amazing
Oct 30, 2019
Azem
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2016
Pansy Kwong
rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2016
Nathan
rated it it was amazing
Sep 29, 2017
Lindsey
rated it really liked it
Aug 29, 2018
Sean Simon
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2019
Aimee
rated it it was amazing
May 01, 2019
Darla
rated it it was amazing
Mar 30, 2019
John
rated it it was amazing
Nov 03, 2016
Aron van der Beek
rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2019
Angela
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2017
Jiunjiun Ma
rated it really liked it
May 31, 2016
J. A.
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2016
Chuck G Weger
rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2019
Amy
rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2017
mrs d relton- elves
rated it liked it
Jan 04, 2019
Duc Dinh
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2017
italiandiabolik
rated it really liked it
Dec 25, 2019
Inge
rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2016
Heath McKenny
rated it it was amazing
Dec 08, 2018
Julia Luckett
rated it really liked it
Mar 25, 2017
Tamim Fazily
rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2018
Jonas
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2017
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive
  • Me
  • La notte rosa
  • Black Book
  • Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975-1983
  • Mario Testino Undressed
  • London
  • A History of South Africa
  • Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography
  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
  • Love You Forever
  • L'Anello della Repubblica
  • The Second Sleep
  • Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime
  • Global Gay : Comment la révolution gay change le monde
  • Polaroids
  • Some Women
See similar books…