Maximilist Interior Body Shots

10" x 10.75"
Maximilist Interior Body Shots

MXM: Maximalist Interiors, ed. by Encarna Castillo (New York: Harper Collins, 2003)

Burne-Jones: All-Colour Paperback (New York: Rizzoli, 1979)

The World of Goya: 1746-1828 by Richard Schickel and the Editors of Time-Life Books (New York: Time-Life Books, 1968)

Brassai: The Secret Paris of the 30s, trans. by Richard Miller (New York: Pantheon Books, 1976)

Vermeer: The Complete Paintings (Koln: Taschen, 2000)

Simply Tai Chi: Vitality, Relaxation, Balance by Graham Bryant and Lorraine James (Dingley, Victoria: Hinkler Books, 2003)

Fashion Photography by Patrick Demarchelier, American Photographer Master Series, ed. Henry Horenstein (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1989)

The World of Watteau: 1684-1721 by Pierre Schneider and the Editors of Time-Life Books (New York: Time-Life Books, 1967)

Degas by Sebastian Melmoth (Seacaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1993)

The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Womanby Sheila Kelley, photographs by Shawn Frederick (New York: Workman Publishing, 2003)

The Naughty Nineties by Angus Wilson (London: Eyer Methuen, 1976)

Victorian Inventions by Leonard de Vries, compiled in collaboration with Ilonka van Amstel (London: John Murray, 1971)

True Crime Detective Magazines by Eric Godtland and Dian Hanson (Koln: Taschen, n.d.)

Gauguin by Eleanor Marrack (Seacaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1993)

Faeries, described and illustrated by Brian Frond and Alan Lee, ed. and designed by David Larkin (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1978)

Leonardo Da Vinci by Jack Wasserman (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984)

Dreams by Luis Royo (New York: Nantier, Beall, Minoustchine, 1999)

The Tibetan Art of Healing, paintings by Romio Shrestha, text by Ian A. Baker, foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, preface by Deepak Chopra (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997)

The Lost Art of Being a Man: How to Mow the Lawn by Sam Martin (New York: Dutton, 2003)

Fellini's Faces, ed. by Christian Strich, foreword by R.D. Laing, introduction by Federico Fellini (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981)

The Folk Art of Latin America: Visiones del Pueblo by Marion Pettinger, Jr. (New York: Dutton Studio Books in association with the Museum of American Folk Art, 1992)

Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico: Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima by Michael Kan, Clement Meighan, and H.B. Nicholson (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1989)

Die Goldenen Jahre der Photoalben: Fundgrabe und Spiegel von Gestern by Ellen Maas (Koln: DuMont Buchverlag, 1977)

Expressionismus: Eine Deutsche Kunstrevolutionby Dietmar Elger, herausgegeben von Ingo F. Walther (Koln: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1988)

Clown Paintings, ed. and with introduction by Diane Keaton, afterword by Robert Berman (New York: Powerhouse Books, 2002)

Bring on the Clowns by Beryl Hugill (Seacaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1980)

Forbidden Pompeii (FEP)

Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations by Jonathan Auerbach (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007)

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"MAXIMALISM involves the individual use of order to create chaos, and vice-versa, in the tradition of the high/low art experience of life-force through self and surrounding, both inner and outer, be it in gallery or gutter, necessary for survival and its glory expressed through images that haunt the imagination through colour/form and content, to growth both personal and societal, in the acceptance and celebration of the on-going change that is the only constancy of life/death, whose logic is witty, sometimes." (7) 

"Maximise to the max." (9)

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Maximalist Interior Body Shots—July 4, 2015

Maximalism seems to be an aesthetic of allowed clutter, which is like a howdy-do to me. Interior designers are usually more inclined to want the I-just-threw-everything-in-the-closet-this-morning-before-the-photographer-arrived look. So this book of decorator self-love (self-abuse) comes at you from a different angle, and I like it—love/abuse. (Fellini)

Enough to contribute.

Each chapterette is a house I have visited, with such an army of images as

Burne-Jones post-raphaelite

clown coulrophobia

Leonardo Da Vinci Da Vidi Da Veni

Luis Royo luridness

Pompeian porn

Expressionist pressions

Degas galore

Vermeer atmosphermeer

tai chi teachers

and much else besides—muchness being the point.