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This volume presents six decades of photographs by internationally known photographer Horst P. Horst, whose signature style was forged in the heady atmospheres of Berlin and Paris in the 1920's and 1930's. Horst's work includes innovative fashion photography for Vogue, portraits of luminaries, and the estates of Europe's aristocracy for House & Garden.strations, 161 in duotone.
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Original Language: German
Celebrated Vogue fashion photographer Horst P. Horst defines an attitude, a genre, with his studies of women--icons of elegance, unattainable goddesses--captured with calm detachment. This tony tribute to the work of the German-born, New York-based photographer is studded with portraits of figures from 1930s' Paris--Coco Chanel, Gertrude Stein, Cole Porter, Janet Flanner, etc. The book includes a multitude of portraits--many predictable, others revealing--of luminaries such as W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Katherine Hepburn, Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Brooke Shields, Harry Truman, the Duchess of Windsor. Horst's still lifes and stagey fashion ads often border on kitsch, but every so often he turns out a strong, original beauty like the raindrop-stained Still life with Tulips (1950), radiant, sincere and gorgeous. Kazmaier is a German dramatist and photography critic.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson 1991, London, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 279 pp., 229 illustrations. 4to. Seller Inventory # 52393