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Irving Penn

Szarkowski, John [Edt.]

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ISBN 10: 0870705628 / ISBN 13: 9780870705625
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 216 pp, acknowledgments, Introduction; The 156 color and b&w Plates; Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art; Photography Committee with 35 color and b&w illustraton in the text. First Edition, 1984. "This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, is the first comprehensive retrospective of Penn's work. The essay by John Szarkowski follows a brilliant career, from its art-school beginnings to the provocative still lifes , photographs of cigarettte butts and street detritus -- works of eloquence and classical rectitude, made from the least consequential of subject matter. 'Penn's private, stubborn, artistic intuitions, writes Szarkowski, 'have revised our sense of the world's content. His essential work is Spartan in its rigor, in its devotion to the sober elegance of clarity, in the high demand that it makes of us regarding poise, grace, costume, style, and the definition of our selves'." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest wear to dj, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. White cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 001527

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Title: Irving Penn

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition at MoMA, this survey is one of the best collections of Irving Penn's (1917-2009) work. Includes an overview of his career by John Szarkowski (1925-2007).

Cloth-bound hardcover in a pictorial dust jacket. 216 pages; 156 photographic plates, 21 in color, with 35 text illustrations, 7 in color; 11 x 12.5 inches.

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