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Photographer Edward Steichen is often noted for his early pictorialist pictures, which have a mysterious, painterly feel. He was also an important portrait photographer throughout his career and during the 1920s and 1930s completed a span of celebrity work for Vogue and Vanity Fair that is featured here. His subjects included Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, H.G. Wells, Gary Cooper, and many other popular figures. Ewing and Brandow-also the authors of Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography, the best available overview of Steichen's work-and three contributing essayists are all curators at major museums. Their excellent essays focus on the idea that Steichen's modernist approach brought fashion photography to a new level. This companion volume, the result of research for Lives in Photography, which uncovered a little-known archive of Steichen's fashion photography at Condé Nast Publications in New York, includes 242 well-chosen examples of the collection of more than 2000 prints. Highly recommended, along with Lives in Photography, for academic and larger public libraries.