Avedon, Richard; Penn, Irving; Weber, Bruce (Photographers); Harrison, Martin (Author) & Others. APPEARANCES: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1945. New York City, NY: Rizzoli Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 312 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective Monograph. The single best book on the art and achievement of fashion photography in our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Rizzoli: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs 5 pounds. Black cloth boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, THE Who's Who of 20th-century photography. Edited with text by Martin Harrison. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Martin Harrison's "Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945". What has permanently displaced photojournalism, previously the dominant photographic genre, as the second most influential photographic genre of our time (second only to street photography, the "fantasy" to the latter's "reality"). This brilliant book shows that the world's greatest photographers (among the pioneers being Andre Kertesz, Edward Steichen, Man Ray, George Platt Lynes, and Diane Arbus) worked in fashion, among other fashion photography milestones: The first fashion photographer was Baron Adolph de Meyer, an amateur who popularized the style known as Pictorialism. Edward Steichen's proto-Minimalism helped break photography's dependence on painting and find its own voice. Martin Munkacsi and Alexey Brodovitch ("Ballet") mastered the depiction of movement and motion in a still medium. Then you have: Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, Saul Leiter (only recently re-discovered), Bob Richardson, and Bruce Weber, among innumerable others, whose evocative, innovative, and sensual photographs reflect - and often surpass - the great Modernist themes of film and literature. An absolute "must-have" title for photography collectors. This title is a great photography book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. Hundreds of black-and-white and color plates. Some of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0847813711. $300.00

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