The definitive retrospective of America's preeminent photographer. This book reveals for the first time Penn's own view of his extraordinary and ...Show synopsisThe definitive retrospective of America's preeminent photographer. This book reveals for the first time Penn's own view of his extraordinary and diverse career. Accompanied by his fascinating and insightful commentaries and examples of his portraits, still lifes, and fashion drawings. Printed in 11 colors with 468 black-and-white and color plates.Hide synopsis
Description:300pp. Large quarto [32 cm] Thickly woven natural beige cloth...300pp. Large quarto [32 cm] Thickly woven natural beige cloth over boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. Subtle spine slant. The front free endsheet has a previous owner's name and brief date in pen. The text block is just beginning to crack at the center. The dust wrapper is in very good condition with light traces of soiling on the spine and front panel. With the collaboration of Alexandra Arrowsmith and Nicola Majocchi. Introduction by Alexander Liberman. Produced by Nicholas Callaway. This collection presents a wide range of Irving Penn's work, including his photographs for Vogue magazine, his portraits of famous and anonymous people, his fashion photography in New York and Paris, and his celebrations of men, women, and children all over the world.
Description:Near Fine/Near Fine. Small Folio 0679404910 300pgs. Beige...Near Fine/Near Fine. Small Folio 0679404910 300pgs. Beige Buckram, Black lettering. light wear to extremities, otherwise as new. Unclipped pictorial jacket lightly toned along the edges, otherwise fine. in fresh mylar sleeve. Laid in are obituaries from New York times, and Wall Street Journal. Penn, 74, selected the memorable images in this career retrospective in collaboration with Callaway Editions editors Arrowsmith and Majocchi. His photo-portraits (Auden, Chagall, Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich et al. ) seem to spring out of a conspiratorial partnership with his sitters. He also has done impressionistic advertising photography that Corot might envy.
Description:Near Fine in near fine jacket. 1991 Hardcover square folio,...Near Fine in near fine jacket. 1991 Hardcover square folio, 300pp. Replete with full color illustrations. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with protective mylar cover. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. Oversize, may require additional shipping.
Description:Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 300 pages. Fine in...Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 300 pages. Fine in Fine dust jacket. The photographer's third retrospective collection. Now considered a photography classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Irving Penn and Nicholas Callaway: Oversize-volume format. Linen cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Irving Penn. Essay by Alexander Liberman. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of the most iconic, moving, and beautiful photographs ever taken in the 20th century by one of its greatest photographers. The book is aptly titled as the passage of time, place, unique cultures, and beautiful men and women have been Irving Penn's (and photography's) greatest subject. The portrait of two shabbily dressed American-Indian children shyly posing for the camera, their hands resting on an ornate European colonial-period table, is classic Irving Penn, a testament to his greatness and humane-ness as a photographer. It is everything the 20th century is about in one simple yet stunning image: Colonialism and culture, The Old and The New, Rich and Poor, North and South, East and West. Irving Penn died on October 7, 2009 at the age of 92, his place in photographic history permanent and secure. A heartbreaking ly beautiful book, this is an absolute "must-have" title for Irving Penn collectors. This title is a photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Beware: Many copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. A rare copy thus. 470 plates. Irving Penn's "Moments Preserved" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IRVING PENN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679404910.
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