books

JOHN STEWART  A retrospective of the photographer’s  personal work since 1975,  with a Preface by Jonathan Littell, author of Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones), and an autobiography illustrated with Stewart's examples of his editorial and commercial career. Printed in full color by Graphicom in Ravenna. The book comprises six sections: Folds and Draperies, Entropies, Flowers, Portraits, Nudes, Still-life. The cover shows Muhammad Ali’s fist, photographed in 1977.  Size  30 x 33cm (12 x 14”),   220 pages.  Verlhac Editions, Paris, 2008. Also available, a boxed edition with an original print signed and numbered, limited to 50 copies.

ELEPHANT SCHOOL
An account of the Young Elephant Training Centre in Lampang, Thailand. Text with Black-and-white photographs. Pantheon Books, New York 1982.

TO THE RIVER KWAI - TWO JOURNEYS, 1943, 1980. Based on the author’s diary when a POW and a subsequent journey to his old camps on the "Death Railway". A survey of survival in extreme conditions and an investigation into the Japanese Imperial Army’s attitude towards its prisoners. Text with drawings and photographs. Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 1986.

GRAVITAS
A study of Folds and Draperies. The photographs, all black-and-white, were taken on location and in the studio over a period of two years. The book came out  in an edition restricted to 500. Preface by Michael Kimmelman, art critic of The New York Times. The text is made up of citations from works dealing with the age-old fascination of painters and sculptors for the folding of cloth. Size  30 x 42 cm (12 x 6“) , 142  pages. Azimuth Editions, London; 1988. Obtainable only through the photographer.