Ideas/Aspesi. Robert Frank. Aspesi/Scalo, New York, 1999. Unpaged. Large quarto. Edition of 2000 copies. Photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white reproductions.
A very uncommon Robert Frank book, which creatively displays his images taken for the Aspesi, the Italian fashion house, in 1989, 1995, and 1997 in locations including New York, Nova Scotia, and Zurich. Includes intentionally off-handed and sometimes off-kilter black-and-white images, as well as a section of innovative and appealing collages that sometimes intermix color images and often work the name 'Apesi' into the design. The use of interspersed black pages in the mise-en-page of the book serves the images well.