Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography

Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography

by Robin Derrick
     
 

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Unseen Vogue goes beyond the cliches and often repeated "greatest hits" of fashion photography and tells a completely new story. Drawn from the archives of British Vogue, the book presents hundreds of images never seen before—the killed pictures, rejects, and outtakes—to form a fresh, new history of fashion photography. Features the

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Unseen Vogue goes beyond the cliches and often repeated "greatest hits" of fashion photography and tells a completely new story. Drawn from the archives of British Vogue, the book presents hundreds of images never seen before—the killed pictures, rejects, and outtakes—to form a fresh, new history of fashion photography. Features the first attempts of many now internationally famous photographers, great pictures by forgotten masters, outtakes from famous shoots, and many other extraordinary and sometimes controversial pictures. By showing contact sheets and unedited film Unseen Vogue opens up the process of making fashion images, previously the reserve of fashion's inner circle.

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“These are the pictures that didn’t make the magazine, not because they weren’t good, but because of an editor’s caprice or a too daring photographer. Going back to 1936, they offer a stunning visual catalog of fashion as seen by some of the great photographers of our time.” —People Magazine 'Best in Gift Books'
Library Journal
The world of fashion has been both romanticized and criticized for its ability to project a vision of ideal beauty onto runways, magazines, and fashion books such as this one. But unlike other publications, this one seems to take its cue from the public debate about whether fashion magazines are contributing to the image problem of today's youth by using retouching that turns unusually beautiful women into impossibly perfect ideals. Highlighting the photos "left out" from the pages of British Vogue, the book gives readers a tour of how fashion magazines both choose their photos and change them. While British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman uses her introduction to highlight the gems of the book, Derrick and Muir take a slightly different approach, focusing on fashion photography as art and the history of the Vogue franchise, respectively. Most important, the photos, running from the late 1920s to 2001, are richly showcased: large color prints fill up the page and are accompanied by the name of the photographer, the model, the year, and a small but informative history of the shoot. A great addition to any fashion collection, large or small.-Rachel Collins, "Library Journal" Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316727662
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
344,946
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.06(d)

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