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Book Review: Dior New Looks

The outstanding elements of Dior’s style for every generation since 1947, presented in an inspired narrative of classic and contemporary photographs, together with some exquisite unpublished rarities. ‘Jérôme Gautier weaves an engaging narrative’ – Financial Times ‘An inspired narrative of classic and contemporary photographs, together with some exquisite unpublished rarities’– Senatus ‘This is something to pore over’– Porter ‘Exquisite … showcases more than half a century of iconic fashion looks that continue to influence how we dress today’– Image ‘One stunning image after another, sharp, elegant, chic and above all, new’– MatureTimes Christian Dior achieved immortality with his first collection in 1947. His ‘New Look’ amazed the world as it emerged after wartime austerity, and reset the boundaries of modern elegance. Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano have all made their distinctive contribution. In these pages, the most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time sit beside examples of the house’s creations from each decade, including the newest models by today’s designer-in-chief, Raf Simons. The legendary fashion house continues to represent the best taste in couture, honouring…

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Inspirational Photo Books – Color Photography by Assouline Books

Gabriel Bauret regularly organizes photography exhibitions in Europe and has written for Zoom magazine. Inspirational photo book Color Photography is his most popular book. Color Photography (published by Assouline Books) is an homage to the photographers who elevated the use of color to an art form. Depending on the photographer, the subject and the period, color can be beautiful or ugly, showy or neutral. Color Photography represents an incredible range of styles and genres, including nudes and still lifes, fashion, portraits and landscapes, in the work of more than one hundred photographers. The collection includes images by John Rawlings, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Paolo Roversi, Erwin Blumenfeld, Edward Weston, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Andreas Gursky, William Eggleston, Edward Steichen, Annie Leibovitz, Sarah Moon, Sheila Metzner, Paul Outerbridge, Horst P. Horst, Javier Valhonrat, among others. This oversized coffee-table book mainly comprises meticulously printed, full-page reproductions of 150 images created by many of the premier photographers working in the color medium during the 20th century. The illustrations are divided into eight thematic sections, including nudes, landscapes, fashion, and reportage. The works on display Larry Burrows’s Vietnam combat scenes, Robert Polidori’s architectural studies, Andres Serrano’s ironical body fluids, and Richard Misrach’s Dali-esque desertscapes, among many…

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In Vogue: The illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine

In Vogue is a fascinating look at the history of the world’s most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century’s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers—from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Condé Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus—from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine—from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue. The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and…

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