Still Life
Still Life

ZOBEL, Jaime. Still Life.

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ZOBEL, Jaime. Still Life. Manila: Dominic Press Pte. Ltd. and Vera Reyes, 1990.

Square 8vo., original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Illustrated with colour photographs mounted at large. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy.
First edition, limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. This copy inscribed "To Fleur this time I really want to greet you with flowers. Much love. Jaine Zobel."
“I like the term ‘still life’ better than its French or Spanish translations: nature mort or naturaleza muerta, as the words mort and muerta (death) bother me. There is nothing ‘dead’ in my compositions; on the contrary, my photography praises ‘life.’ Let us say that my subject matter is ‘alive’ but that I have captured a fleeting moment of its existence, a moment that can never be repeated.”—Jaime Zobel de Ayala, in the preface.
Winner of the 1990 National Book Award, Art,.