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. A fine copy.
First edition, limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. This copy inscribed "To Fleur a dear and loving friend and kindred spirit, affectionately, 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,.