Horst: Photographs of a Decade

George Davis (Edited by); Dr. M. Agha (Preface by) Horst, Horst P. (Photographs by)

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Folio. 133, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Frontispiece."Photographs of a Decade" is Horst's first published book and was published during the latter years of the Second World War. It contains a selection of Horst P. Horst's fashion and portrait work from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s, and is divided into two sections. The first is a collection of his Paris images, taken before the outbreak of war. The second is a selection of his photos taken in New York, after he had emigrated there. The two sections reveal both his development as a photographer and also the changes in taste demanded by "Vogue" magazine and his new audience. His early fashion and portrait work which began in Paris, draws on his training as an architect under Le Corbusier with the use of perfectly composed, classically-inspired backdrops and settings, dramatic lighting and a strong sense of the three-dimensionality of the model. The sitters and models are statuesque and stand apart from the viewer, belonging to a rarefied world of glamour, poise and high style. When Horst moved to New York and started to photograph American personalities and fashion, Conde Nast at "Vogue" requested that his photographs reflect American ideals, those of youth, gaiety, spontaneity and glamour. Horst's American work takes on these qualities, gaining an immediacy and sense of fun that is not so present in his early work. The Paris section includes portraits of Mademoiselle Chanel, Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, The Hon. Mrs. Reginald Fellowes and Jose-Maria Set at the Bal Oriental, The Vicomtesse de Noailles, Lady Mendl, Noel Coward, Cole Porter and The Duchess of Windsor. The New York part includes Madame Valentina, Rita Hayworth (in bed), Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Ingrid Bergman, Gertrude Lawrence and Alfred and Lady Diana Duff-Cooper. Also included throughout are many of his fashion photographs taken for "Vogue," with clothes by Chanel, Schiaparelli, Alix, Molyneux, Mainbocher, etc. In 1943 Horst became a sergeant in the United States Army and worked as an army photographer. The final photograph in the book is 'Capt. Artha D. Williams, U.S. Army, 1944' and the reverse of the dust jacket reads 'BUY WAR BONDS' in large block letters, reminding the reader of the push-and-pull between fashion, high society and the reality of wartime.Dust-jacket partly chipped and creased along edges. Minor rubbing to head and tail of spine. Previous owner's Ex-Libris on inside of front cover (Frederick Radcliffe), and previous owner's name on front free endpaper. DJ in overall poor to fair, binding in good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Horst: Photographs of a Decade
Publisher: J. J. Augustin
Publication Date: 1944
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: poor to vg
Edition: First edition.

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