Eros & Thanatos. Photographs and text by Duane Michals. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1992. 65 pp. First edition. Signed on title page. Small folio. Clothbound with gilt embossed title and tipped-in image. Numerous gravure plates.
In his fourth book for Twin Palms, Michals "explore[d] classic themes of love and death through photographs and words. The evocative images and poems collected in Eros & Thanatos conjure memories of love and loss, lust and longing, in what is perhaps the most revealing and overtly sensual of Michals's works to date. The full richness of Michals's imagery emerges from these exquisite, large-format sheet-fed gravures."--the publisher
A Very Fine copy; boards are just a wee bit thumbed and there is a half-inch scratch to the gilt 's' in 'eros'.