“We started 1605 Collective with a focus on producing high-quality art books and content in the fields of art, architecture and design, and then naturally progressed to publishing articles, portfolios and interviews in a print magazine. Now we’re proud to present the exclusive content in our first annual 1605 Magazine.”
After Beauty | Signed
About the book
“After Beauty” is a book by an American photographer Maura Sullivan published by 1605 Publishers. Sullivan has graduated from Syracuse University and has attended the International School of Photography. She currently lives in New York. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions across the world. Her first monograph, “Things we Remember” was published in 2021 by Skeleton Key Press.
Being her second monograph “After Beauty” is inspired by a poem of an artist and a poet Walter Fields, which also begins the book. According to Sullivan, it’s more than just beauty that makes someone beautiful, it’s the person’s character and the attitude towards life.
“There is something magical about publishing that somehow makes the work more real. I love the conversations between the images on a printed page and the stories that unfold as you move through a book. I am so thrilled to share the pages of this book with some of Walter Fields’ poetry…” – Maura adds.
After Beauty (poem by Walter Field’s)
Beauty’s counter weight
Dark eyes falling, gesture, hands.
Infinitely joining key & lock & later maybe man.
Newton’s only perfect proposition quietly realized.
Simply said: the true & trembling task.
The book includes 47 poetic images of landscapes, still lifes and portraits from the private archive of Maura Sullivan
Photography: Maura Sullivan | Poems: Walter S. Fields | Design: Bastiaan Woudt, Janneke Schrey | Print: Ronda + Bierman | Binding: Hardcover (Half Linen & Nature 1137) | Pages: 96 | Paper: 150 grams Munken Lynx Rough| Publisher: 1605 Collective | ISBN: 9789083065069 | 1st edition of 500
After Beauty | Limited Edition
About the book
Maura Sullivan, an American photographer, has published her second monograph titled “After Beauty” with 1605 Collective. Sullivan is a graduate of Syracuse University and has attended the International School of Photography. She currently resides in New York and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Her work is also part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Sullivan’s first monograph, “Things we Remember” was published by Skeleton Key Press in 2021.
“While ‘After Beauty’ was inspired by Walter Fields’ poem, the book is more than just beauty. It’s about a person’s character and attitude towards life,” says Sullivan. “The act of publishing makes the work more tangible, and I love how the images and stories unfold as you turn the pages of a printed book. I’m excited to share this book with some of Walter Fields’ poetry.”
“After Beauty” features Sullivan’s stunning photographs and Walter Fields’ poetry, creating a captivating and thought-provoking experience for the reader. The book highlights the idea that true beauty is more than just physical appearance and explores the connection between beauty, character, and attitude towards life.
The book includes 47 poetic images of landscapes, still lifes and portraits from the private archive of Maura Sullivan.
Limited Edition: only 100 copiesNumbered, signed and include an archival pigment print
Title of the print: “Hand in the Rain” (17 x 25 cm with white border)
Photography: Maura Sullivan | Poems: Walter S. Fields | Design: Bastiaan Woudt, Janneke Schrey | Print: Ronda + Bierman | Cover: Hardcover (Half Linen & Nature 1137) | Pages: 96 | Paper: 150 grams Munken Lynx Rough| Publisher: 1605 Collective | ISBN: 9789083065069