Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me!

Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me!

by Sam Stourdze
     
 

This massive retrospective volume profiles the work of Philippe Halsman, one of the world's most revered photographers. It examines his early career exhibiting works at the avant-garde La Pleiade Gallery in Paris; his experiments with portraiture, particularly the series of stunning images of Marilyn Monroe and his more than 100 covers for Life magazine; his

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This massive retrospective volume profiles the work of Philippe Halsman, one of the world's most revered photographers. It examines his early career exhibiting works at the avant-garde La Pleiade Gallery in Paris; his experiments with portraiture, particularly the series of stunning images of Marilyn Monroe and his more than 100 covers for Life magazine; his pictures of the contemporary art scene that include famous dancers, movie stars, stage actors, and musicians and the birth of his "jumpology" concept; and his unique, 30-year collaboration with Salvador Dali, including a book devoted entirely to the artist's moustache. Anyone interested in portraiture, celebrity, or performance will marvel at the breadth and magnificence of Halsman's work, which is definitively presented in this beautiful volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791349077
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
01/25/2014
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,484,696
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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