BIANCHI, TOM

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DAMIANI

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10 in. / 212 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 5/31/2013
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"Every emerging minority needs not only a record of its grievances but also an idealized image of its expectations. Tom Bianchi has given us one version of gay happiness - an earthly paradise where handsome men love one another on white sands under an eternally cloudless sky. These photographs are at once formal and intimate, for they bring both rigor and tenderness to glimpses of real people." -Edmund White, quoted in Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines

  

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Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines

Polaroids 1975-1983

Published by Damiani
Edited by Ben Smales. Introduction by Edmund White. Text by Tom Bianchi.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines</I>.Growing up in the 1950s, Tom Bianchi would head into downtown Chicago and pick up 25-cent “physique” magazines at newsstands. In one such magazine, he found a photograph of bodybuilder Glenn Bishop on Fire Island. “Fire Island sounded exotic, perhaps a name made up by the photographer,” he recalls in the preface to his latest monograph. “I had no idea it was a real place. Certainly, I had no idea then that it was a place I would one day call home.” In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi began traveling to New York, and was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends’ lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi’s moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, Fire Island Pines conjures a magical bygone era.
Tom Bianchi was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1970. He became a corporate attorney, eventually working with Columbia Pictures in New York, painting and drawing on weekends. His artwork came to the attention of Betty Parsons and Carol Dreyfuss and they gave him his first one-man painting show in 1980. In 1984, he was given his first solo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival. After Bianchi’s partner died of AIDS in 1988, he turned his focus to photography, producing Out of the Studio, a candid portrayal of gay intimacy. Its success led to producing numerous monographs, including On the Couch, Deep Sex and In Defense of Beauty.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/31/2013

The Wall Street Journal Interviews 'Fire Island Pines' Photographer, Tom Bianchi

The Wall Street Journal Interviews 'Fire Island Pines' Photographer, Tom BianchiKimberly Chou writes, "In the mid-1970s, Tom Bianchi, a young lawyer living in Manhattan, started bringing a new toy out to Fire Island: a SX-70 Polaroid camera. After shaking his initial shyness about taking pictures of his friends, Mr. Bianchi began documenting all aspects of life in the gay Pines enclave where he spent his summers — the love, the partying, and the natural splendor of the barrier island 60 miles east of the city, where a deep sense of community was available to many who felt closeted or stifled in their everyday lives."
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/30/2013

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983This summer, we had two perfect books on 1970s Fire Island Pines culture: the playful architecture monograph Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction, published by Metropolis Books and Gordon de Vries Studio, and Tom Bianchi's Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975-1983—documenting what Edmund White called "one version of gay happiness: an earthly paradise where handsome men love one another on white sands under an eternally cloudless sky"—published by Damiani. Just in time for this last, precious weekend of the summer, we are pleased to announce that Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines (from which the featured image is reproduced) is back in stock, having sold out almost immediately. continue to blog


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BIANCHI, TOM

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines
TOM BIANCHI: FIRE ISLAND PINES
Edited by Ben Smales. Introduction by Edmund White. Text by Tom Bianchi.
DAMIANI
ISBN: 9788862083140 | US $750.00
Pub Date: 4/30/2014
Active | In stock
Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines
TOM BIANCHI: FIRE ISLAND PINES
Edited by Ben Smales. Introduction by Edmund White. Text by Tom Bianchi.
DAMIANI
ISBN: 9788862082709 | US $50.00
Pub Date: 5/31/2013
Active | In stock
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