Traces the history of fashion photography from the end of World War II to the 1980s
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Photography as a fine art is often shaped by work done in the field of fashion. As well as peddling clothes in the pages of women's magazines, fashion photographers also influence and reflect society's attitudes and obsessions. Thus, the elegant, chic, and sophisticated fashion images of the postwar period gradually evolved into the decadent, soft-porn statements typical of the 1980s and 1990s. Art historian Harrison discusses the sociological issues behind these photographic trends by examining not only the impact made by fashion photographers but also the influence of certain powerful and creative art directors. In addition, he covers the often overlooked area of male fashion, attempting to explain why this subject has received such little serious attention.The author does well in identifying the models used in each fashion shot. (Most of us have forgotten that Anjelica Huston also worked as a model.) Unfortunately, there is little new material in this book--little that was not covered in the same author's Shots of Style (Faber & Faber, 1986), written as an exhibition catalog for the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985. Although neither book is indexed (which makes anthologies of this size difficult to use), the earlier work lists the photographers alphabetically in the table of contents, while the present work does not, merely offering such vague chapter headings as "Inside" and "White Heat." Chicago readers will be disappointed that Victor Skrebneski's work is not included. Superfluous if your library has Shots of Style .
- Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre JONATHAN CAPE, 1991. Hardcover. État : Good. 1st Edition. Privately owned Hardback (Cape 1991) no dust jacket. isbn 0224030671. Unmarked text. shelf wear to cloth binding. Heavy book. Ships from Berlin Bookshop d9. N° de réf. du libraire 9973d9
Description du livre Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. État : Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. N° de réf. du libraire G0224028871I3N00
Description du livre Hardcover. État : Very Good. Book is in very good overall condition. A few minor bumps and shelfwear but almost pristine inside. Frontispiece has been removed leaving some rough edges. N° de réf. du libraire 100068
Description du livre Jonathan Cape, London, 1991. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Well illustrated examination of the development of fashion photography since 1945. It creates a social history of the post-war period, and suggests that fashion photography has now acquired serious artistic legitimacy. 312 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 32 cm. First edition, first printing. Brown cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Slight shelf wear to jacket, edges a little tanned, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. N° de réf. du libraire 009546
Description du livre Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0224028871 312pp. Folio. First Edition. 1991. Jonathan Cape Ltd. Numerous photographs in colour and black and white supported by text. A near fine copy in a very good wrapper. The slightest of bumps to one corner. Light shelf wear to the wrapper. A lovely copy of a beautiful book. Shipping from the UK. N° de réf. du libraire SKU000402