Toros Muertos. Photographs by Lucien Clergue. Edited by Jean Petit. Brussel & Brussel, New York, 1966. Unpaged. Quarto (10.75 x 11 in./25 x 28 cm.). Second edition (originally published 1962). Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Black-and-white reproductions. Texts in English.
Clergue's best book! As Parr and Badger write, Clergue's depiction of the professional bull ring makes it difficult to tell whether he is "pro or anti-bullfightling. That is the book's great strength. By applying immediacy and spontaneity to a specific event, [putting] us in the position of a participant rather than a spectator, giving us all the evidence we need to make up our minds."
Fine-/Fine-; rubbing to dust jacket; a bit of smudging to board edges.