Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Retrospective

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Renowned as the world's leading female fashion photographer from the 1930s to the 1960s, Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989) was acclaimed for her fashion photographs, still lifes, and portraits.
This book is the first comprehensive retrospective on this important photographer. In addition to her fashion images, the 200 photographs gathered here include Louise Dahl-Wolfe's experimental color work and black-and-white portraits of such luminaries as Mae West, Cecil Beaton, Josephine Baker, Christian Dior, Orson Welles, Isamu Noguchi, and others. In sum, they evoke a glamorous and unforgettable era.

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Nan Richardson is curator of the Louise Dahl-Wolfe exhibition that this book accompanies.

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Published to coincide with an exhibition on fashion photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, this artfully designed book reproduces all of the show's images in glorious color. Through her photographs, Dahl-Wolfe created a new idea of the American woman as casual and comfortable yet chic. She posed her models (many for Harper's Bazaar) in foreign locations such as North Africa and South America and contrasted them in front of patterned backgrounds and modern art. The book's two essays, written by New York Times photography critic Vicki Goldberg and curator Nan Richardson, discuss Dahl-Wolfe's photographs in terms of their formal qualities and in relation to the photographer's life. They demonstrate that Dahl-Wolfe was an innovator in her use of color photography as well as in her concern with the qualities of natural light, composition, and balance. Recommended for any photography collection. Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll., MA
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