woensdag 27 november 2013

Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography - Robin Derrick, Robin Muir (Boek)

From Booklist
Whatever happened, you might ask, to Twiggy and Bianca Jagger and Jean Shrimpton, among other supermodels of yesteryear? British Vogue creative director Derrick and sidekick Muir sifted through 1.5 million images housed in the magazine's library to produce a multidecades-long tribute to the artists, photographers, and beauties parading through its pages. It starts at the earliest, in the 1920s, with a black-and-white picture of three aristocratic women; all photographs, at the very least, identify the photographer, the subjects, the credits (hair, outfit, cosmetics)--and at the very best, tell some fascinating stories. Like Vivien Leigh's sensitivity about her large hands. Or Marlene Dietrich's amazing knowledge about lighting, printing, and photography. Even a politely heated exchange between editor Audrey Williams and Cecil Beaton about his then most current project. Fantastical, ethereal, yet a very real portrait of many ages. Barbara Jacobs
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“… a stunning visual catalog of fashion as seen by some of the great photographers of our time.” -- People Magazine Best in Gift Books

“… just when you think you’ve seen everything there is to see, there’s always something else.” -- Newsday

“Fantastical, ethereal, yet a very real portrait of the ages.” -- Booklist

“The photos, running from 1930s to 2001, are richly showcased…. A great addition to any fashion collection.” -- Library Journal


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