Synopses & Reviews
One of the worldandrsquo;s leading fashion magazines, W
will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this volumeandmdash;a collection of the most influential and iconic features and photos culled from its first four decades. W
is renowned for its groundbreaking, provocative, often controversial fashion stories by such photographers as Steven Klein, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Bruce Weber, Mario Sorrenti, Tim Walker, Juergen Teller, and Paolo Roversi, among many others, the best of which fill these pages. Divided into three sectionsandmdash;Who, Where, and Wowandmdash;this volume shows why W
andrsquo;s unique blend of unparalleled access, cultural smarts, and visual panache has always kept it at the forefront of not only the world of fashion, but also in art, design, style, beauty, celebrity, and society. Appearing in these pages are many of the worldandrsquo;s most talented, beautiful, and accomplished from a vast array of fields, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Madonna, Damien Hirst, Alexander McQueen, Daphne Guinness, Beyoncandeacute;, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, the Beckhams, Tilda Swinton, and Jackie Kennedy. In addition to a foreword by the bookandrsquo;s editor, Stefano Tonchi, W: The First 40 Years
also includes newly commissioned essays from writers Lynn Hirschberg, Marian McEvoy, and Vince Aletti. Longtime W
contributor Christopher Bagley has edited the text and written revealing captions that draw upon the magazineandrsquo;s most memorable interviews and reporting.
Praise for W:
andldquo;W: The First 40 Years (Abrams, $75) recounts how the publication captures both the high and low sides of society, from Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian, to layouts on the lavish homes of Ann and Gordon Getty and Karl Lagerfeld. With the future of printed magazines far from certain, itandrsquo;s fun to look back at an era when 58-page spreads of Madonna were not only permitted but indulged.andrdquo; andmdash;The Denver Post
"From the illustrated covers of Vogue's founding in 1892 to the advent of color photography in the 1930s and today's postmodern world, this thick volume is as elegant and engrossing as the magazine. An essay by Susan Sontag on the social implications of fashion photography enhances profiles of Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibowitz and other image-makers, along with the models, athletes and powerful women who have graced the magazine's pages. Behind-the- scenes anecdotes and proofs that did and didn't make the cut offer an intimate look at how the magazine assembles its public face. (Sept. 22)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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 Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, In Vogue is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media.
A lavishly illustrated history of the international fashion magazine showcases hundreds of covers and archival interiors from past editions while tracing its history, development, and influence, in a volume that discusses each stage of the magazine's production, from runways and editorial meetings to the production process. 12,500 first printing.
This complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past "Vogue" editions, featuring the work of some of the 20th century's most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers.
Since its first cover on December 17, 1892, Vogue has had people talking. Vogue: The Covers chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflectedand#8212;and transformedand#8212;the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 300 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fashion-forward covers ever produced are highlighted alongside the history and stories behind the covers themselves. Organized in chronological order by decade, Vogue: The Covers begins with the illustrated covers from the magazineand#8217;s inception in 1892 and spans the 20th century to the present day, charting the evolution of fashion, art, culture, and photography for the past 120 years. Featuring the work of influential artistsand#8212;Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testinoand#8212;the book is a stunning celebration of the magazine and its unparalleled influence.
About the Author
Alberto Oliva and Norberto Angeletti have been working in journalism for 35 years. They have both been keynote speakers at the Magazine Publishers Association of America (MPA) as well as at other international journalism forums, taught magazine courses at the University of Stanford in California and the University of Salamanca in Spain, and are co-authors of the book Magazines that Make History (Florida University Press, 2004).