For Birds of the West Indies (a tribute name to the actual James Bond, the ornithologist), Taryn Simon has photographed everyone and everything that has made and still makes the world of the James Bond movie franchise in the manner of a biologist or an archivist.
The catalogue of images alone is really interesting. But in these pictures of weird things, unthinkable gadgets, and portraits of the actresses who were accessory to the "seducer / womanizer" part of the James Bond character, the artist also questions the myth of the everlasting franchise that has been pulling the same strings and has been appealing to a large audience for so long.
A pretty big book. A beautiful book.
440 pages - Hardcover with DJ
Hatje Cantz, 2013
New in blister - Mint condition
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