Irving Penn

Beyond Beauty
Author: Merry Foresta
Publisher: Other Distribution
ISBN: 9780300214901
Category:
Page: 240
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An accessible overview of the work of legendary American photographer Irving Penn

Irving Penn

Centennial
Author: Maria Morris Hambourg,Jeff L. Rosenheim,Alexandra Dennett,Philippe Garner,Adam Kirsch,Harald E.L. Prins,Vasilios Zatse
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396185
Category: Photography
Page: 371
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Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographers ever compiled–nearly 300 in all–including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn's advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennialis essential for any fan of this artist's work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

Irving Penn

Small Trades
Author: Irving Penn,Virginia Heckert,Anne Lacoste,J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892369966
Category: Photography
Page: 269
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Presents a catalog of an exhibition of photographs focusing on blue collar workers.

Still Life

Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000
Author: Irving Penn,John Szarkowski
Publisher: Bulfinch
ISBN: 9780821227022
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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Irving Penn is one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. His elegant and innovative photographs are the subject of this volume. It includes some 200 images.

Flowers

photographs
Author: Irving Penn
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 94
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Presents the celebrated photographer's seventy-three remarkable portrait studies of the poppy, the rose, the peony, the lily, the orchid, the begonia, and the tulip at each stage of growth, from bud to death

Irving Penn

Paintings
Author: Lucie G. Teegarden
Publisher: Apparition
ISBN: 9780692140079
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Page: 104
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An insightful volume on the rarely seen paintings of acclaimed photographer Irving Penn. Internationally celebrated as one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Irving Penn (1917-2009) initially set out to be a painter. Near the age of seventy, Penn resumed the practice after a forty-year hiatus and produced more than two hundred bold and innovative mixed-media paintings. Relatively unknown, this work has remained largely out-of-view, until now.Drawing from the holdings of The Irving Penn Foundation, this exquisite catalogue showcases 39 of Penn's remarkable paintings, many published for the first time. Beautifully produced, Irving Penn: Paintings coincides with the first-ever exhibition dedicated to this body or work, and contains the first scholarship on this aspect of his creative life. David Campany's introduction positions the paintings in relation to Penn's photographs and examines connections with artists Marcel Duchamp and Walker Evans. Alexandra Dennett's essay provides a careful account of Penn's formative years, his lifelong creative influences, and the various techniques he used to make his singular paintings.

Stoppers

Photographs from My Life at Vogue
Author: Phyllis Posnick,Anna Wintour
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419722448
Category: Design
Page: 256
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The name Phyllis Posnick is synonymous with Vogue and the extraordinary fashion and beauty editorials the magazine's audience loves. Posnick is best known for creating photo editorials to illustrate the magazine's Beauty and Health articles, as well as iconic portraits of celebrated personalities. Bringing together the provocative and sometimes shocking, this collection invites readers to glimpse the complex production process-- and the collaboration and creativity--behind each extraordinary editorial. The book features images by a who's who of legendary photographers: Anton Corbijn, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber. The book includes a foreword by Anna Wintour and is punctuated with Posnick's personal memories and irreverence.

Sarah Moon


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 144
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An overview of Sarah Moon's photography work in fashion and art.

Platinum and Palladium Photographs

Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation
Author: Constance McCabe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997867909
Category: Photographs
Page: 504
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The volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.

The history of fashion photography


Author: Nancy Hall-Duncan,International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Publisher: Alpine Book Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Lartigue

Life in Color
Author: Martine D'Astier,Martine Ravache
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419720918
Category: Photography
Page: 168
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Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was the best-known "amateur" in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi­tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation, and throughout his long life he was never without his camera. His friendships extended to the superstars of French culture, but he also made thousands of photographs of his family, wives, and lovers. His work was irresistibly warm and engaging. Although known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue loved color film, experimenting with the Autochrome process in the teens and twenties and embracing Ektachrome in the late 1940s. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini), and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.

Focus

The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers
Author: Michael Gross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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“This thoroughly absorbing narrative dazzles with the most profound investigation and research. Focus is an enthralling and riveting read.” —Tim Gunn “Smart, well-researched…engaging…canny” (New York Times Book Review), Focus is a “fast-paced—and clearly insider—look at the rarefied, sexy world of fashion photography” (Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada). New York Times bestselling author Michael Gross brings to life the wild genius, egos, passions, and antics of the men (and a few women) behind the camera, probing the lives, hang-ups, and artistic triumphs of more than a dozen of fashion photography’s greatest visionaries, including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bill King, Helmut Newton, Gilles Bensimon, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, and Bob and Terry Richardson. Tracing the highs and lows of fashion photography from the late 1940s to today, Focus takes you behind the scenes to reveal the revolutionary creative processes and fraught private passions of these visionary magicians, “delving deep into the fascinating rivalries” (The Daily News) between photographers, fashion editors, and publishers like Condé Nast and Hearst. Weaving together candid interviews, never-before-told insider anecdotes and insights born of his three decades of front-row and backstage reporting on modern fashion, Focus is “simply unrivaled…a sensation….Gross is a modern-day Vasari, giving us The Lives of the Artists in no small measure” (CraveOnline).

Lisa Fonssagrives

Three Decades of Classic Fashion Photography
Author: Martin Harrison,David Seidner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500017500
Category: Fashion photography
Page: 149
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Lisa Fonssagrives dominated the modelling profession for nearly three decades from 1936 to the 1950s, combining sophistication and glamour with spontaneity and total lack of vanity.

Coming Into Fashion

A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
Author: Nathalie Herschdorfer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500544174
Category: Fashion photography
Page: 296
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Fashion photography is said to have begun with the distinguished American photographer Edward Steichen in 1911, and in the more than hundred years since then the genre has attracted some of the most talented photographers in the history of the medium. Many of them started their careers thanks to the editors and art directors of Vogue, Glamour and other Condé Nast publications. This book, featuring the work of 85 of the great fashion photographers past and present, drawn from the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris and Milan, illustrates the early work of such celebrated practitioners as Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Corinne Day, Ellen von Unwerth and Mario Testino that appeared in the pages of the companys magazines. The book is arranged chronologically from 1910 to 2010, and each plate section is interleaved with texts that recount the major photographers of the period and the changing styles of photography and fashion. The book also includes an interview with Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, essays by Olivier Saillard and Sylvie Lécallier from the Musée Galliera, Paris, and an introduction by author Nathalie Herschdorfer, photography historian and curator. A brief biography of each photographer is included at the back of the book.

Natural Beauty

Farber Nudes
Author: Robert Färber
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 207
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Robert Farber is celebrated for his sensitive, sensual, often abstract nudes. But his preoccupation with natural forms extends beyond the human body: landscapes and flower studies have been among his most popular pieces, and also feature among the works published here. The technical proficiency fostered by Farber's background in commercial and fashion photography bestows an inimitably soft, grainy patina upon his increasingly simple, elegant, spare images. Light, color, tone, and composition are all carefully orchestrated to render a sense of stillness, silence, and peace. Whether presented as portraits or as abstract compositions, what these exquisite pieces have in common is their ability to provoke in the viewer a sense of quietude and contemplation. Painterly, textured, these masterly photographs prove that Farber's reputation as the doyen of mood is utterly deserved.

Bottega Veneta

When Your Own Initials Are Enough
Author: Tomas Maier
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847837882
Category: Design
Page: 301
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The first monograph on the luxury house Bottega Veneta, renowned for its superb craftsmanship and understated, no-logo elegance. Bottega Veneta's illustrious history reaches back to a time when the brand was known primarily for its soft, handcrafted leather handbags. Today, the house is renowned not only for its coveted leather goods but also for a remarkable range of luxury products. Now, as then, the brand stands for the discreet sophistication and refined individuality captured in its famous line, "When your own initials are enough." This beautifully designed and slipcased monograph, the first book to explore the world of Bottega Veneta, is the rich result of a collaborative effort between creative director Tomas Maier, designer Sam Shahid, and many of today's leading lights of fashion journalism. With luxury craftsmanship at its core, Bottega Veneta is an illustrative tour de force through the materials, artisanship, and extraordinary products that have made the Italian label one of the most eminent luxury goods houses. Tomas Maier's understated design sensibility, a mixture of restraint and passion, has become the hallmark of the Bottega Veneta brand. This is the ultimate volume for the true connoisseur of luxury handcraftsmanship. - Publisher.

The Malkovich Sessions


Author: Sandro Miller
Publisher: Glitterati
ISBN: 9780996293037
Category:
Page: 224
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The product of a unique, almost 20-year artistic collaboration between two stars in their respective fields, the actor and cultural icon John Malkovich and the photographer Sandro Miller, The Malkovich Sessions represents a profound meeting of the minds. The centerpiece of this stunning book is 'Homage', a series of 32 images that recreate the iconic works of photographers whose work inspired and influenced Miller, from Edward Curtis to Diane Arbus to Irving Penn to Annie Leibovitz. Malkovich's astonishing ability to channel others combines with Miller's technical mastery to produce images that transcend and amplify the originals, while creating something new and exciting in themselves. Bracketed by Miller's brilliant portraits of Malkovich as Malkovich, along with still work from a series of short films that the two made together, The Malkovich Sessions is a marvellous record of friendship and inspiration. Contents: Portraits; "Hello, I'm John Malkovich" by Sandro Miller; Homage; A Conversation with Sandro Miller by Jon Siskel; Meeting John Malkovich by Jon Siskel; Film; Motion by Sandro Miller; Butterflies; Ecstasy; The Allegory of the Cave by Plato; Appendix; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Index.