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Horst, Horst P. (Photographer) & Kazmaier, Martin (Author). HORST: SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY. New York City, NY: Rizzoli Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 279 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art of Horst. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. A brilliant production by Rizzoli: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Horst. Essay by Martin Kazmaier. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ, which features two of his most celebrated images, one in front and the other on the back, and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents "Horst: Sixty Years of Photography". The photographer's finest and most representative work over a lifetime of indefatigable work, immense success, and international fame in one handsome and accessible volume. The most famous disciple and lifetime companion of George Hoyningen-Huene (perhaps the single most important and influential lifestyle and fashion photographer of the 20th century), Horst himself quickly became world-famous as the man who refined and perfected the Vogue Look. Horst was a restless photographer, who tried his hand at just about everything: Fashion, still life, male and female nudes, celebrity portraits, travel, lifestyle, even landmark and architecture. He will be remembered for having produced masterpieces in all of them. Among the portraits he took, the list is staggering and surely owes in part to the fact that he was himself a handsome and charming man of the world: Coco Chanel (one of his iconic portraits), Lisa Fonssagrives (the muse-wife of Irving Penn), Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Luchino Visconti, Barbara Hutton, Noel Coward, Henri Cartier-Bresson (a brilliant portrait of the camera-shy photographer), Salvador Dali, Gertrude Stein, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Lee Radziwill (together in a lovely duo portrait), Paloma Picasso, Brooke Shields, Robert Wilson, Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, Duran Duran, Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Diana Vreeland (her signature portrait), Bruce Weber, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent, among countless others, a remarkable confluence of the leading figures in society, the arts, literature, fashion, and photography, High and Low. At his very best, Horst was simply the best. An absolute "must-have" title for Horst collectors. This title is a great collection. This one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. 161 duotone, 39 color plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HORST TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0847813894. $100.00

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