Woman: A Celebration

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This jewel-like, clothbound volume is a photographic homage to woman in all her glorious diversity and mystery. From a rare image of a grinning Greta Garbo to the direct gaze of a young Guatemalan woman, Woman revels in the breadth of the human experience, with the feted and the nameless shoulder to shoulder. The work of dozens of immortal photographers—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Willy Ronis, Ruth Orkin, and many more—fills this volume with over 100 photos. These photographs ...

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This jewel-like, clothbound volume is a photographic homage to woman in all her glorious diversity and mystery. From a rare image of a grinning Greta Garbo to the direct gaze of a young Guatemalan woman, Woman revels in the breadth of the human experience, with the feted and the nameless shoulder to shoulder. The work of dozens of immortal photographers—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Willy Ronis, Ruth Orkin, and many more—fills this volume with over 100 photos. These photographs embody the many moods of their subjects in a breadth of photographic styles, from sepia-tinged pictorialism to guilelessly modern. A book as captivating as its focus, this small but substantial package is virtually a history of the photographic medium vis—vis its timeless subject, and the perfect gift for anyone who is, knows, or loves a woman.

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California fine art photography dealer Fetterman presents a stunning array of images in this tribute to women of all ages, races, classes and eras. A mix of b&w and sepia-toned photographs, the collection features work by artists from Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eadweard Muybridge to Graciela Iturbide and Lisette Model. Some of the photos are playful, such as Kurt Hutton's 1938 Fun Fair, which portrays a bubbly blonde laughing as her skirt flies up on a roller coaster ride, while others are excruciatingly sad, like Constantine Manos's 1966 image of a woman crying at the funeral of her nephew, who was killed in Vietnam. Over 100 photos address such issues as motherhood, romance and repression, and feature subjects that range from Paris bakers to movie stars. Marvelously sparse (each photo is accompanied by only a title, year and photographer name), this collection is a moving homage to women everywhere. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811840989
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/11/2003
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Fetterman is a fine art photography dealer in Santa Monica, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    If Only Bigger?

    What a great collection of photos celebrating the beauty of women! If the book and photos were in a larger format I would highly recommend it. The reader might use this book to become acquainted with lesser know photographer and seek other sources of their works.

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