Irving Penn: Centennial

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Irving Penn (1917–2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn’s photographs ever compiled—nearly 300 in all—including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn’s birth, this volume spans the entirety of his nearly 70-year career.

Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn’s primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn’s advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennial is essential for any fan of this artists work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

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Beschrijving

This catalogue accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of Photographs major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth.

Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Irving Penn (1917–2009) mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, detail, and printmaking.

Extra informatie

title

Irving Penn / Centennial

photographer

Irving Penn

text

Maria Morris Hambourg, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Alexandra Dennett, Philippe Garner, Adam Kirsch, Harald E.L. Prins, and Vasilios Zatse

publisher

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN

9781588396181

year

2017

binding

cloth with a dust jacket

size

26 x 31,5 cm

pages

372

illustrations

365

language

English

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