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David Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969

Harrison, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0670888184 / ISBN 13: 9780670888184
Published by Viking Studio, New York, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Folio in black cloth boards in BW photo Illus. and tan DJ. 273 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm. Photography, Artistic. Portrait photography. Criticism and interpretation. **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply.**. Fine ; very clean and crisp in a near fine DJ with very slight edge rubbing along front and back wraps and a few extremely slight tiny faint spots on front DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 82557

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Title: David Bailey : birth of the cool, 1957-1969

Publisher: Viking Studio, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good +

Edition: First printing (stated).

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More than two hundred duotone and color photographs from Britain's most famous photographer highlight a retrospective look at the London of the 1960s, when David Bailey ran with and documented the hippest and most trend-setting figures of the era.

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David Bailey's name is synonymous with the Swinging Sixties, when fashion photography became big business, and the man behind the camera could become as famous as the celebrities who posed for him. And Bailey was the most famous--the East End boy who became best friends with the Beatles and the Stones, the husband of actress Catherine Deneuve, and lover of model Jean Shrimpton--chronicling them all in a series of unmistakable, unforgettable shots. David Bailey: Birth of the Cool delves into the photographer's archive and reproduces some of his earliest work (the 1959 wedding of a neighbor's daughter was one of his first professional gigs), previously unpublished documentary film stills, and the spectacular images of quintessential '60s mannequins Shrimpton and Penelope Tree introducing mod fashion to Vogue magazine readers. The result is a treasure-trove of images from one of the most exciting periods in the 20th century, when the cult of youth, fame, and glamour was worshipped and--in this case--most beautifully recorded. --Amazon.co.uk

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