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Publisher Comments:

Since 1940 Slim Aarons has been hard at work, first as a war photographer, then with unprecedented access as a photographer to the rich and famous. In this gorgeous sequel to Slim Aarons-Once Upon a Time, he develops the environmental portrait to the level of art, always showing his subjects in their natural setting, in a circumstance synonymous with their station in life. He documented a particular world that is vanished. A Place in the Sun is that special glimpse of privilege under a bright and beaming sky, whether on sandy shore, snowy slope, or elegant home where cares are few. Through 250 stunning color pictures, Aarons provides a veritable who's who of high society: Aristotle Onassis with his first wife, Tina, and their children, Christina and Alexander; C.Z. Guest at her villa in Palm Beach; the Aga Khan at his Sardinian resort; and Truman Capote in Palm Springs. From Mustique to Monaco, from Aspen to Gstaad, only Slim Aarons can take us on a journey to the most exclusive playgrounds of the rich, inspiring even the most jaded armchair traveler.

Review:

"Flipping through the azure, emerald and sun-kissed pages of 'golden age' celebrity photographer Aarons's third collection of images, it's hard not to feel a certain nostalgia, even if a backyard wading pool is as close as one ever got to the Cap d'Antibes. For as devotedly as Aarons documented the glamorous lives of the now all-but-vanished jet set — for magazines like Life, Holiday and Town and Country in the '50s, '60s and '70s — he was also witness to a time when the relationship between the 'Beautiful People' and the rest of us was mostly one of uncomplicated envy and admiration. Oh, sure, some bitter Trotskyist might have objected to the godlike image of a nonchalant Kirk Douglas water-skiing with his hands on his hips, but many people were happy to gaze upon these photos of dewy poolside heiresses and arcadian Rolls-Royce desert picnics. Aarons himself had been through WWII; is it any wonder, then, that when asked to cover Korea, he replied that 'the only beach [he] was interested in landing on was one decorated with beautiful seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun'? In an age when celebrities have increasingly become the objects of ridicule and disgust, of 'inside' gossip and intrusive speculation, Aarons's lushly appointed and tenderly chronicled world looks more attractive than ever." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In a host of memorable portraits, across a vast geography of resorts, estates, palaces, elegant apartments, mansions, castles, and other glamorous settings, Slim Aarons's photos define that legendary class known as the "beautiful people." 250 color photos.

Synopsis:

The first book on legendary socialite photographer Slim Aarons in 30 years, it is a major publishing event, immortalizing a lost era of style, grace and grandeur.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810959354
Subtitle:
A Place in the Sun
Introduction:
Aarons, Slim
Photographer:
Aarons, Slim
Introduction:
Sweet, Christopher
Author:
Aarons, Slim
Author:
Sweet, Christopher
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Portrait photography
Subject:
Leisure class
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Rich people
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 240 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810959354 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Flipping through the azure, emerald and sun-kissed pages of 'golden age' celebrity photographer Aarons's third collection of images, it's hard not to feel a certain nostalgia, even if a backyard wading pool is as close as one ever got to the Cap d'Antibes. For as devotedly as Aarons documented the glamorous lives of the now all-but-vanished jet set — for magazines like Life, Holiday and Town and Country in the '50s, '60s and '70s — he was also witness to a time when the relationship between the 'Beautiful People' and the rest of us was mostly one of uncomplicated envy and admiration. Oh, sure, some bitter Trotskyist might have objected to the godlike image of a nonchalant Kirk Douglas water-skiing with his hands on his hips, but many people were happy to gaze upon these photos of dewy poolside heiresses and arcadian Rolls-Royce desert picnics. Aarons himself had been through WWII; is it any wonder, then, that when asked to cover Korea, he replied that 'the only beach [he] was interested in landing on was one decorated with beautiful seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun'? In an age when celebrities have increasingly become the objects of ridicule and disgust, of 'inside' gossip and intrusive speculation, Aarons's lushly appointed and tenderly chronicled world looks more attractive than ever." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In a host of memorable portraits, across a vast geography of resorts, estates, palaces, elegant apartments, mansions, castles, and other glamorous settings, Slim Aarons's photos define that legendary class known as the "beautiful people." 250 color photos.
"Synopsis" by , The first book on legendary socialite photographer Slim Aarons in 30 years, it is a major publishing event, immortalizing a lost era of style, grace and grandeur.
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