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Monographs or surveys on the history of photography and notable photographers from the mid-19th Century to the present.

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Penn, Irving, Moments Preserved, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1960, first edition, folio (13" x 9.75"), HB in dj in sc, off white cloth bds w/ black embossed spine titles in off-white dj w/ charcoal titles, VG / VG-. Spine darkened, some fingersoiling to bds. DJ darkened at spine, spine head chipped, .5" loss to foot, edges worn, sm tear to bottom front edge, some general wear.

SC G-; fully intact but yellowed & bds exposed at edges.

183 pp, profuse photo illus in b/w and color. Index. Introduction by Alexander Lieberman. Portraits of celebrities, literati and other persons and places of interest, great and small; some commercial and fashion work as well.

Contents: The Flavor of France, Picasso's Barcelona, Italian Gallery, Moroccan Visit, Faces of England, Christmas in Cuzco, New York Scrapbook, The Small Trades.

From the introduction:

"Irving Penn is a photographer who is one of the great new artists of light. He was one of the first to challenge the acceptance of documentary news photography as an art. In the best of his photographs he has succeeded in imposing his ideal on matter-of-fact reality, an ideal of beauty that has made a whole generation of artists and photographers pause, admire and imitate his work. For above all a Penn photograph is a beautiful image. It increases out store of admiration for life’s richness and beauty by increasing our awareness of life. Things seen by a new pure eye, in new juxtapositions and contexts, act as revelations."    [Book ID # 1777]


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