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A Fifty-Year Retrospective (Karsh)

Karsh, Yousuf

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ISBN 10: 0821223348 / ISBN 13: 9780821223345
Published by Bulfinch Pr, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0821223348 Karsh, Yousuf. Karsh: A Sixty-Year Retrospective. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. Revised edition. 192pp. Square 4to. Red cloth. Book condition: Very good. Clean unthumbed and immaculate text block. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Slight rubbing to edges, but no chipping. In protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # RKARKAR00JKN

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Title: A Fifty-Year Retrospective (Karsh)

Publisher: Bulfinch Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Synopsis:

Yousuf Karsh has been at work for over half a century, and his camera has repeatedly photographed statesmen, artists, the literati and scientific figures. This work contains nearly 200 photographs of people such as Ronald Reagan, Graeme Greene and Andy Warhol.

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This revised and updated portfolio includes nearly 200 images by the master portrait photographer. The best known faces of our time have been memorably "Karshed"--a glowering Churchill (his trademark cigar having been just snatched out of his mouth), a beaming Khruschev peeking out from a massive fur coat, a serene Helen Keller reading a book of Braille with quiet delight, a pensive Tennessee Williams at his typewriter, an impish Margaret O'Brien yanking at her pigtails. Karsh's portraits of fellow artists--especially sculptors and architects--are among his most sensitive and intuitive.

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Weller Book Works sells new used and rare books. The bookstore was founded as Zion Bookstore in 1929 by Tony Weller's grandfather Gustav and is now owned and operated by Tony and Catherine Weller. WBW is a member of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB/LILA) and the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association (MPIBA). We are also members of The Salt Lake Vest Pocket Business Coalition, Local First, and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Weller Book Works occupies 9000 square feet in historic Trolley Square, between Salt Lake City?s downtown and University districts and the Avenues and Sugarhouse. The store has two levels and ceilings high enough for salvaged local antique streetlights; it has an open industrial feel with exposed brick walls, stained concrete floors and salvaged metal on counters and facades. Our books are well organized and curated by 12 avid readers and diligent booksellers. We sell new, second hand and rare books of many topics with strong selections of literature, art, history, juvenile books and local culture. We also sell e-books via the KOBO link on our website. Additionally, Weller Book Works sells practical books, like cooking, self-help, crafts and how-to. We order new books and search for out-of-print and rare copies. In addition to books, we sell journals, cards, literary T-shirts and gift items. Our Rare Book Department showcases fine and collectible books of all topics with special expertise in Local History, Mormonism and Literature. We perform appraisals, host author readings, signings and other bookish affairs and we provide special services to libraries, schools, institutions and book groups.

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