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Still Life
By Irving Penn

Still Life

Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000

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Still Life by Irving Penn

Book Description

From his innovative and ongoing work for the editorial pages of Vogue magazine to the harsher personal work of his later years, which explores the visual intrigue of such inconsquential objects as litter, bones and cigarette butts, his work has a wit, simplicity and edginess that sets it apart. John Szarkowski, in his introductory essay, notes that 'for more than forty years Penn's pictures celebrated the pleasures of this life, even while always acknowledging the worm in the apple...Some of his more recent still lifes seem in contrast to have less to do with pleasure than with something like cultural reportage'. Irving Penn has personally overseen every detail of this elegant book's design and production. An extraordinary effort has been made to create on the printed page reproductions that have a fidelity to the briliance of the colour images and the nuances and subtlety of the platinum prints.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500542484
ISBN-10: 0500542481
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 265mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Irving Penn

Notebook at Random by Irving Penn Notebook at Random, Hardback (December 2004)

This volume presents Irving Penn's personal selections from a lifetime of photography and reveals the depth of his work in painting, drawing and graphic media.

Earthly Bodies by Irving Penn Earthly Bodies, Hardback (April 2002)

A departure from Irving Penn's fashion and editorial work for the pages of "Vogue", this virtually unknown collection depicts the unfettered form of the female nude.

Still Life by Irving Penn Still Life, Hardback (January 2001)

Irving Penn is one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. His elegant and innovative photographs are the subject of this volume. It includes some 200 images.

Irving Penn by Irving Penn Irving Penn, Hardback (May 1998)

Trained as an artist, Irving Penn began photographing for "Vogue" in the 1940s and went on to become an accomplished and versatile image-maker. This retrospective showcases 90 images traversing the span of his career, accompanied by reflections and remembrances by those who worked with Penn.

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Author Biography - Irving Penn

In a career of more than sixty years, Irving Penn has created an extensive and influential body of work in portraiture, fashion and still life. John Szarkowski is Director Emeritus of the Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Among his many books is a collection of his own photographs, the classic The Idea of Louis Sullivan, also published by Thames & Hudson.

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