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Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record

PENN, Irving, LIBERMAN, Alexander

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ISBN 10: 0679404910 / ISBN 13: 9780679404910
Published by Alfred A. Knopf / Callaway, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Irving Penn. Introduction by Alexander Liberman. Produced by Nicholas Callaway. Includes an illustrated chronology. 300 pp., with 397 quadritone and 71 four-color plates, beautifully printed in eleven impressions by Franklin Graphics, Providence, Rhode Island, under the direction of Wayne Turner, from separations by Richard Benson and Thomas Palmer. 12-3/4 x 11 inches. Fine in Fine dust jacket. A mint copy. A gorgeously printed survey of Penn's prolific career, spanning the 1930s to 1990. Bookseller Inventory # 108272

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Title: Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf / Callaway, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A retrospective of Penn's portraits, fashion photography, and still lifes

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Penn, 74, selected the memorable images in this career retrospective in collaboration with Callaway Editions editors Arrowsmith and Majocchi. His photo-portraits (Auden, Chagall, Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich et al.) seem to spring out of a conspiratorial partnership with his sitters. He also has done impressionistic advertising photography that Corot might envy. Painterly still lifes are as provocative as the anatomically probing nudes. Penn's continually surprising imagination turns to animal skulls, cigarette butts, multicolored lips, street garbage--odd mementos to "the ultimate sadness of all vanity," as Liberman, editorial director of Conde Nast, writes in his perceptive introduction. Along with a steady stream of fashion photography that resembles a species of cultural anthropology, Penn, as we see here, has recently done powerful color drawings in a biomorphic cubist style. This album includes 71 tipped-in color plates and 397 black-and-whites, along with Penn's running commentary. The printing is of superb quality.
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