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Passage: A Work Record

Penn, Irving

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ISBN 10: 0679404910 / ISBN 13: 9780679404910
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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300 pages, photographs throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear and small crease on back cover, remainder line on top edge along spine, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 456970. Bookseller Inventory # 456970

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Title: Passage: A Work Record

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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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