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No Lifeguard
Janice Dickinson
0060566175
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Supermodel Dickinson's sex- and booze-soaked autobiography brings readers on a roller-coaster ride through the world of modeling, the emptiness of superficial relationships and the perils of drug addiction. Admitting that "terror is a great motivator," Dickinson fought like a tigress to establish her career. Courageous and confident of her worth, she demanded $20,000 for a job when the going rate was $5,000. Bolstered by Andy Warhol's advice, "you make your own luck," Dickinson represented Hush Puppies, Max Factor and Virginia Slims and ignored Calvin Klein's comment, "models aren't supposed to think." As a result, Dickinson is more interesting than some might expect, immersing herself in details about modeling and refining her skills as a photographer. Friendships with then-struggling actor Bruce Willis and her...


Blood Sweat and Tears: Or how I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Fashion
Bruce Weber (Photographer)
3832790985
November 2005
Hardcover
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Harper's Bazaar, December 2005
A celebration of fashion in all of its forms, ...highlights the photographers wit and imagination with pictures and journal entries.

Gotham Magazine, January 2006
Blood Sweat and Tears is a stunning coffee-table tome of Bruce Weber’s most brilliant observations of fashion.

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Helmut Newton's SUMO
Helmut Newton
3822863947
January 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Bringing an entirely new slant to the concept of the coffee-table book, SUMO is a suitably enormous homage to 79-year-old Helmut Newton, the master of subversive and erotic photography. "I wanted to build a monument to the most important photographer of the 20th century," comments Benedikt Taschen, the publisher behind SUMO. He delivers. Weighing over 65 pounds, measuring more than two feet long, and breaking any previous size record in book publishing, SUMO contains 480 pages of every aspect of Newton's outstanding career in photography. Each copy of the book is bound by hand and numbered and signed by the artist. In order to showcase this colossus, the book is packaged with its own stand designed by Philippe Starck.

This outsized volume contains the body of Newton's controversial yet iconographic work, documenting...



Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990
Susan Kismaric
0870700405
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the late 1980s, the field of fashion photography has exploded, moving away from presenting a desirable ideal to showing contemporary lifestyles. An intriguing exchange of ideas and techniques between commercial photography and art photography and, more specifically, between fashion and art photography has completely changed the idea of what a fashion photograph is and what it should look like. The focus is on defining a milieu rather than just clothing. ~Fashioning Fiction in Photography Since 1990 presents a selection of high-profile fashion photographs influenced by two aesthetic strategies: cinema and the amateur photograph. The cinematic image, through its attention to drama and its reverence for tension and voyeurism, seduces a young audience whose primary visual points of reference are film and television....


The Windsor Style
Suzy Menkes
0881623210


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From Publishers Weekly
British fashion editor and historian Menkes, author of The Royal Jewels, has created an album of great appeal with considerable new information about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. With nearly 200 photographs (over half in color), this showcase evokes the magnificence of the exiled couple's homes in France and the United States and the opulence of the duchess's wardrobe and jewels. Quotes from friends and critics of the former king and his wife add poignancy to this portrait of famous lovers who led empty lives. In the otherwise elegant bedroom of the duke, Menkes found toys from his nursery days, including one made by his mother, Queen Mary. Her account of the often mean-spirited if always exquisite Wallis makes a sad commentary on living like Midas as the best revenge. First serial to European Travel & Life....


Woman in the Mirror
Richard Avedon
0810959623
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Wealthy or poor, young or old, famous or infamous, all of Avedon's subjects are photographed with the same stark, minimalist touch. This new collection spans five decades of the late photographer's work and focuses on the portraiture king's pictures of women. Beginning with a simple, joyous image of the Italian actress Anna Magnani in all her hearty, make-free glory and ending with a casual, breezy shot of mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the loosely chronological succession of Avedon's primarily black-and-white shots demonstrates that, while the idea of photographing women is nothing new, the way the former Harper's Bazaar and Vogue contributor approached his subjects was. As explained in art historian Hollander's ending essay, Avedon was the first photographer to break down the...


Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography
Robin Derrick (Editor)
0316727660
October 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
Whatever happened, you might ask, to Twiggy and Bianca Jagger and Jean Shrimpton, among other supermodels of yesteryear? British Vogue creative director Derrick and sidekick Muir sifted through 1.5 million images housed in the magazine's library to produce a multidecades-long tribute to the artists, photographers, and beauties parading through its pages. It starts at the earliest, in the 1920s, with a black-and-white picture of three aristocratic women; all photographs, at the very least, identify the photographer, the subjects, the credits (hair, outfit, cosmetics)--and at the very best, tell some fascinating stories. Like Vivien Leigh's sensitivity about her large hands. Or Marlene Dietrich's amazing knowledge about lighting, printing, and photography. Even a politely heated exchange between editor Audrey...


Fresh Fruits
Shoichi Aoki
0714845108
June 2005
Paperback
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From The New Yorker
In 1997, Aoki, a Japanese photographer who specialized in capturing street fashion in Paris, London, and New York, turned his eye to Tokyo’s Harajuku district. There young people swarmed the streets in a playful riot of candy-colored, eye-catching ensembles, creatively blending hand-modified designer-label items with T-shirts and thrift-shop finds. Fruits, the magazine Aoki founded to feature his Harajuku photographs, went on to acquire an international following. A previous volume of Fruits pictures appeared in 2001, and in this follow-up the eclecticism seems inexhaustible. The portrait subjects, asked to explain their outfits, are drolly laconic ("boring feeling," "like Snow White"). And though recognizable types-punks, hip-hop kids, jocks-regularly appear, the over-all effect is...


Blahnik by Boman
Eric Boman
0811851168
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik's shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik's longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a suggested crime worthy of Hitchcock. A pale green mule nestles among ferns in homage to Blahnik's recurring botanical themes. The straps of a sandal echo the strands of spaghetti in which it lays entwined. Boman's unerring eye and oddly keen understanding of Blahnik's creations make for spellbinding...


Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
Grace Coddington, et al
3882438185
September 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Grace Coddington's celebration of fashion has danced along its cutting edge for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the 60s London scene, alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photo shoots with David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, and the eccentric Guy Bourdin. A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where...


Four Inches
Foreword by Elton John
1902686519
June 2005
Hardcover
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Playboy
“The summer’s most buzzed–about picture book.”

Library Journal
“Tasteful and creative images taken by some of the world’s leading female photographers. Recommended.”

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A Gun for Hire
June Newton
3822846430
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A selection of Newton's fashion catalog work! Helmut Newton once said, "Some people’s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that’s fine. But that’s not why I do them. I’m a gun for hire." (Newsweek, 02/02/04) This prosaic proclamation from one of the 20th century’s most celebrated photographers is not a little shocking, but nonetheless firmly positions Newton as the no-frills image-maker that he was. His work is so powerful, so striking, that it defies categorization. In refusing to call his work "art," Newton leaves us free to do so, and judging from the amount of museum and gallery shows that have featured his work, it is clear that the option has been widely exercised. This book brings together a selection of Newton’s fashion...


Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-by-Step Guide for Photographers
Billy Pegram
1584281375
August 1, 2004
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Book Description
This photographer's guide to creating successful model portfolios encourages a dynamic, diversified artistic approach and shares essential knowledge about the modeling industry, portfolio basics, and agency requirements. Photographers learn how to work with models for the best possible results, create and refine a standout portfolio, and sell that product to agents in the United States, England, and Asia. Three actual portfolios are included to help photographers conceptualize, sculpt, and refine their own portfolios to maximize their client's reach in the industry. Photographers learn why particular images were chosen for opening and closing shots, how to arrange the interior images, and what constitutes an appealing design. Featuring information on working with women, men, and children, this book will help new and...


Passage
Irving Penn, et al
0679404910


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From Publishers Weekly
Penn, 74, selected the memorable images in this career retrospective in collaboration with Callaway Editions editors Arrowsmith and Majocchi. His photo-portraits (Auden, Chagall, Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich et al.) seem to spring out of a conspiratorial partnership with his sitters. He also has done impressionistic advertising photography that Corot might envy. Painterly still lifes are as provocative as the anatomically probing nudes. Penn's continually surprising imagination turns to animal skulls, cigarette butts, multicolored lips, street garbage--odd mementos to "the ultimate sadness of all vanity," as Liberman, editorial director of Conde Nast, writes in his perceptive introduction. Along with a steady stream of fashion photography that resembles a species of cultural anthropology, Penn, as...


Costume and Fashion: A Concise History
James Laver
0500203482
July 2002
Paperback
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Art & Antiques
A standard reference for anyone interested in the history of style and clothes.

Philadelphia Inquirer
They don't make paperbacks...more attractive and more colorful than this one.

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Fashion
Cathy Newman
0792233751
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

While current fashion is fusing diverse cultural styles, National Geographic author Cathy Newman provides a fascinating global perspective on the historical and cultural significance of clothing and adornment. This timely—and timeless—subject is explored in evocative essays and lavish illustrations that offer a fresh perspective for today’s style-obsessed culture.

Featuring lively, anecdotal interviews from contemporary designers, fashion editors, historians, and cultural anthropologists, Fashion offers a dynamic approach to this sumptuous topic from industry insiders. Newman, focusing on the body adorned, infuses her narrative with a sense of appreciation for the decadence and innovation that surrounds the notion of style. Intelligent, tantalizing, and extravagant, Fashion is a...



The Lighting Cookbook for Fashion and Beauty Photography
Jenni Bidner
0817442316
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
• Step-by-step recipes for great pictures• Demystifies lucrative fashion and beauty photography • Beautiful examples with diagrams and instructions—everything the photographer needs in the studio or on location Learning to set up, use, and control lighting is the biggest challenge for photographers in the field of fashion and beauty. Never fear! This book shows exactly how to become a lighting master. Dozens of stunning examples—some taken in a studio, others on location—are analyzed with set up details, lens choices, composition decisions, and lighting diagrams, plus step-by-step directions on re-creating the look. From an inventory of every essential piece of equipment, with a full explanation of how, when and why to use each one, to an in-depth discussion of the film versus digital...


Audrey Style
Pamela Keogh Clarke
0060193298
April 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
In 1953, When Audrey Hepburn burst onto the screen in Roman Holiday, she forever changed the international ideal of elegance, grace, and beauty. Suddenly, glamour and even sexiness seemed attainable for women everywhere; Audrey was uncommonly beautiful, but she was real--hers was a look anyone could aim for, but few could pull off as effortlessly or effectively. By mixing a few classic elements of "Audrey style"--the little black dress, ballet flats with slim capri pants, bold hats and sunglasses--suburban housewives became more Hollywood than Hoboken in an instant.

Here author Pamela Clarke Keogh introduces us to the woman behind the clothes, using words from friends, fellow actors, and designers who dressed her to paint a picture of a truly remarkable woman. A humanitarian, artist, friend, and above all, survivor,...



Leg
Donna Karan, et al
1575440385
September 1997
Hardcover
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Evening Dress
Alexandra Black
0847826481
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Be a caterpillar by day and a butterfly by night, counseled the legendary designer Coco Chanel. "Nothing could be more comfortable than a caterpillar, and nothing could be more made for love than a butterfly." This high priestess of style understood what the well-dressed woman has always known: There's something special that goes on after dark.
While daywear must be practical, versatile,
and appropriate, the evening is open for interpretation, offering designers the rare opportunity to indulge their imagination and sense of festiveness and frivolity. A tribute to fashion's highest art, Evening Dress chronicles glamorous attire from ancient times up to the latest season, featuring photographs and sketches of hundreds of exquisite gowns. A celebration of this most elegant form of the sartorial arts, this lavish...


Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography
Bill Lemon
1584281782
February 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Every nude and lingerie photography shoot will benefit from the camera techniques, posing strategies, and prop selections discussed in this handbook from a seasoned model photographer. Sections on evaluating and modifying light, changing the setup, and ensuring the correct white balance combined with a gallery of set, prop, and posing possibilities provide photographers with the technical and artistic inspiration they need to visually enhance a model's assets and create the perfect mood. A variety of situations are covered, including photographs in water, of couples, and of tattoos. Based on the author's 20 years of experience, this handbook emphasizes the photographer's need to cultivate trustworthy relationships with their models in order to ensure the ease and trust that makes for stunning results.


Complete Guide for Models: Inside Advice from Industry Pros
Eric Bean
1579905765
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book delivers candid, specific inside information about how to get
started in
the competitive field of modeling, whether you're male or female or the
parent of a potential child model. The advice comes from those in the know, including successful models and modeling agents, casting directors, magazine editors,
makeup artists, photographers, and health professionals. These experts debunk
myths about the profession and shed light on common scams that plague the
industry. Get the scoop on everything from being discovered to maintaining a
long-lasting career. Go behind the scenes on a New York City fashion shoot to find
out what it's really like. Whether you dream of becoming the next supermodel, or just hope to supplement your income with exciting modeling work, this is the book for...


Outdoor Lighting: Fashion & Glamour (Outdoor Lighting)
Cathy Joseph
2884790209
June 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Use natural light like a photographic artist! A truly glamorous fashion or "beauty" picture often needs an exotic setting, and that means meeting the challenges of outdoor photography, from the sun's brightness to overhanging clouds. Control the light, add to it, block it off, or reflect it to create the right alluring look with the help of expert advice and hundreds of magnificent, high-quality images in both color and black-and-white. Here's the whole process of conducting a fashion shoot, from the choice of location to the time of day and techniques employed. Professionals offer tips and explanations, and their setups appear in easy-to-follow diagrams. There's a wealth of different ways to manipulate and artificially enhance the light to create a mood, flatter the subject, and catch the eye. The broad range of...


The Complete Book of Hairstyling
Charles Worthington
1552975762
March 2002
Paperback
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Karen Martin, The Baton Rouge Advocate, April 12, 2002
Entertaining for beginner and expert alike ... Worthington's book is entertaining ... full of beautiful pictures.

Ronald A. Wood, Cosmetics, May 1, 2002
There are easy-to-follow instructions for more than 100 hairstyles in this glossy and very user-friendly book.

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Blythe Style
Gina Garan
0811851176
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
International superstar and high fashion model Blythe has never let the fact that she is literally a doll slow her down. Rescued from toy box obscurity with the publication of Garan's first book, This Is Blythe (50,000 copies sold), the 12-inch tall diva has been celebrated in the front windows of Bloomingdales; on the cover of Women's Wear Daily; on VH1's "I Love the '70s"; in People, the New York Times, and ad campaigns for Nordstrom, Sony, and trendy Japanese department stores. In Blythe Style, she shows off 100 to-die-for outfits created for her by top designers from around the world and photographed with colorful invention by Garan, including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood, and dozens more, all for...


Tom Ford
Bridget Foley
0847826694
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This enormous compendium may be Ford's swan song as a designer, as he recently announced that he was quitting fashion to direct movies. But for the last 10 years, as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, he took the brands in fresh directions. This huge, slipcased Festschrift checks in at 11"×14", and covers each of the Gucci years individually, compiling product shots, ads, runway candids, snippets of Ford wisdom ("I think you have to have personality at a brand—otherwise, it's just clothes"), Gucci-sporting celebrities and commercial stills. Vogue's Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter contribute a foreword and introduction respectively. The much-covered growth at Gucci and YSL are the real story behind the book, to the point where the press chat credits Ford with "carving...


Les Girls
Daniel Frasnay
0972778845
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
After WWII, Daniel Frasnay, a gypsy-born portrait photographer, found himself in the midst of a world where topless women dazzled in sequins, paillettes, feathers, fishnets, and little else. For 40 years Frasnay held the enviable position of official photographer at the famed Cabaret Lido, in Paris. (The story of the Lido began back in the 1920s when an artificial beach was built in the basement of a large town house at 78 Avenue des Champs Elysees--a mini-lakeside town much in vogue with Parisians in the years between the wars.) Frasnay, a gifted technician with, quite literally, a truly unique point of view was able to record a world that sadly has all but disappeared. Considered a Cartier-Bresson to the Paris garter set, Frasnay immersed himself in the world of Paris nightlife and photographed the backstage,...

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