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Irving Penn - Centennial

Irving Penn - Centennial (Hardback)

By Hambourg, Maria Morris
By Rosenheim, Jeff L.
By Dennett, Alexandra
By Garner, Philippe
By Kirsch, Adam

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The definitive book on the work of a virtuosic and revered American photographer

ISBN 9781588396181
Barcode 9781588396181
Published 15 April 2017 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781588396181
ISBN-10 1588396185
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication Date 15 April 2017
International Publication Date 4 April 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hambourg, Maria Morris
By Rosenheim, Jeff L.
By Dennett, Alexandra
By Garner, Philippe
By Kirsch, Adam
Category Individual Artists
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Individual Photographers
Photographs: Collections
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 262mm
Height: 310mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 3,032g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Photography, Artistic, Penn, Irving
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 770.92
Catalogue Code 767572

Description of this Book

Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the 20th century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled, including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; still lifes; and much more. Irving Penn: Centennial is essential for any fan of this artist's work or the history of 20th-century photography.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Vast and insightful volume [...] one of the finest photography books of recent years. -Christian House, Art Agency Partners -- Christian House Art Agency Partners
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Maria Morris Hambourg is an independent curator of photography. Jeff L. Rosenheim is curator in charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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