Helmut Newton Portraits: Photographs from Europe and America

Helmut Newton Portraits: Photographs from Europe and America

by Helmut Newton
     
 


Newton's collection of portraits from the worlds of film, fashion, politics and culture can be considered a pantheon of VIP's. But his work is a lot more besides. From his portraits, one can see that he would have most liked to be a Roman paparazzo - as he once admitted. Anyone who had a portrait made by him knew what the result would be, and by the 1980's there…  See more details below

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Newton's collection of portraits from the worlds of film, fashion, politics and culture can be considered a pantheon of VIP's. But his work is a lot more besides. From his portraits, one can see that he would have most liked to be a Roman paparazzo - as he once admitted. Anyone who had a portrait made by him knew what the result would be, and by the 1980's there were absolutely no 'beautiful people' in this world who did not want to be photographed by him! In front of his camera, both men and women peeled off their covers - literally as well as figuratively. His brilliant staged creations celebrate the attractiveness and prominence of his models as well as their vanity and imperfections. Newton's top-quality work for major fashion journals and elitist art magazines is likewise first-class erotic art. This collection was first published by us in 1985.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Those familiar with Newton's fashion work for Vogue , Elle , etc., his photo essays for Life , or his earlier books will not be surprised by these portraits of celebrities shown as never before. Newton's dancers, designers, and grand dames, indeed ``elite society's newsmakers, nightlifers, and would-be transgressors,'' act a part in dramas he has contrived. From Salvador Dali to Grace Jones to Natassia Kinski (dancing with a Marlene Dietrich doll) to Prince Rainier, Newton's portraits are often shocking, manipulative, and bizarre; they are never boring. Fine, full-page reproductions and Carol Squiers's revealing interview with Newton enhance the work. Ann Copeland, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783829601313
Publisher:
Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
247
Sales rank:
589,240
Product dimensions:
11.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.99(d)

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