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"[W]hat made Parkinson a great photographer was his adoration — and, more important, admiration — of women...whom he knew to be the superior sex: 'They are more courageous, more industrious, more honest, more direct,' he said — unpredictable adjectives coming from a man whose profession concentrated on women's appearance. More than any other photographer, he captured the charm, intelligence, and humor of great feminine beauty, qualities abundantly on display here in his shots." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Photographer Norman Parkinson was both a superb craftsman and a consummate artist. From his first shoot in 1935, he brought a dramatic glamour, bold inventiveness, and daring new sense of individuality to the fashion portrait. "If a girl looks like a model," he said, "she is not for my lens." Parkinson's ideal was embodied by sitters like Jerry Hall, Iman, and Appollonia van Ravenstein. His long association with Vogue, and his many assignments for Harper's Bazaar, Queen, and other international magazines, brought him both fame and recognition. In return, he gave the fashion world ineffable style. This stunning volume — organized by decade and illustrated with fashion plates, portraits, and contact sheets — is a lavish record of a career that encompassed — and informed —five decades of fashion.

Synopsis:

This elegant monograph is the first to focus exclusively on the celebrated photographer's fashion portraits.

About the Author

Robin Muir, a fashion curator, is the co-editor of People in Vogue and Unseen Vogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570762772
Foreword:
Iman
Manufactured:
Trafalgar Square
Foreword:
Iman
Author:
Muir, Robin
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square Publishing
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Fashion
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
12.16x9.68x.91 in. 3.25 lbs.

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Product details 191 pages Trafalgar Square Publishing - English 9781570762772 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[W]hat made Parkinson a great photographer was his adoration — and, more important, admiration — of women...whom he knew to be the superior sex: 'They are more courageous, more industrious, more honest, more direct,' he said — unpredictable adjectives coming from a man whose profession concentrated on women's appearance. More than any other photographer, he captured the charm, intelligence, and humor of great feminine beauty, qualities abundantly on display here in his shots." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Synopsis" by , This elegant monograph is the first to focus exclusively on the celebrated photographer's fashion portraits.
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