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Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949-50

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One of the world's preeminent photographers, Irving Penn is famous for portraiture, still life, and other commercial work. He is less well known as a superb photographer of the female nude. His most important pictures in this genre were made in 1949-50 during intense sessions with artist's models that were essentially an artistic antidote to the ephemeral fashion world. Charged with powerful, physical, and sexual energy, yet somehow chaste, the images are among the most ambitious and successful nudes ever made. Sequenced to reveal the artist's progressive exploration of his theme, the photographs constitute a remarkable whole — a frieze of life based on a love affair with earthly goddesses.

-- The great 1949-50 nudes by Irving Penn have scarcely been seen and have never been the subject of serious book-length study.

-- The book features faithful tritone reproductions of Penn's exquisitely wrought prints in silver and platinum and four dramatic gatefolds.

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About the Author

Irving Penn's books include Moments Preserved (1960), Worlds in a Small Room (1974), Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939 (1977), Flowers (1980), Passage (1991), and Still Life (2001). A retrospective of his work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1984. In 1997, the Art Institute of Chicago mounted a traveling international exhibition.
Maria Morris Hambourg is the Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the author of numerous books on photography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821227879
Author:
Penn, Irving
Publisher:
Bulfinch Press
Author:
Hambourg, Maria Morris
Location:
New York
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Nudes & Erotic
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photography of the nude
Subject:
Photography of women
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Erotica
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Annuals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.83x11.49x.76 in. 2.51 lbs.

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