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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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David Bailey (photographs); Martin Harrison, David Bailey / Birth of the Cool: 1957-1969, New York, Viking Studio, 1999, first American edition, folio, 10.25" x 13", Hardcover, Unclipped b/w photographic jacket over black boards with silver gilt spine titles. Book is in unread condition. Interior clean, bright and unmarked., NEAR FINE / NEAR FINE. .

276 pp. Text in English. 313 images, 257 in duotone and 56 in color taken between 1957-1969.

David Bailey, who himself was at the heart of it all, used his distinctive style, mixing the avant-garde with the elegant to record the fashion, the people, the cultural scene of Swinging London in the 60s. When Mary Quant designed the first thigh-high mini-dress, when Jean Shrimpton burst onto the scene, and when The Beatles took the world by storm, Bailey had arrived ahead of time to document it with his camera. The young photographer emerged from London's tough East End and rose to become England's most famous fashion and celebrity photographer. He lived with Jean Shrimpton, was friends with Mick Jagger, married Catherine Deneuve, and was the inspiration for Michelangelo Antonioni's cinema classic Blow-Up. David Bailey /Birth of the Cool tells the story of his meteoric rise to the top through this photographic collection of the most celebrated models, movie stars, aristocrats, and rock stars of the 1960s. Included are his most famous photographs for Vogue, of Penelope Tree, portraits of Michael Caine, Marianne Faithful, Peter Ustinov. Federico Fellini, Jeanne Moreau, the Rolling Stones, The Who, the glamorized and notorious criminal brothers - the Krays, as well images from the East End of London and private, unpublished documentary photography. Today Bailey's work defines the time and place, having become iconic expressions of the era's extraordinary exuberance.

An uncommonly fresh copy, ready to inspire and grace the shelves of a photography, fashion or rock 'n roll library.    [Book ID # 2144]


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