"A SINGULAR ELEGANCE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF BARON ADOLPH DE MEYER". Collectif. Editions Chronicle Books, San Francisco, en collaboration avec International Center of Photography, New York. 1994.
A SINGULAR ELEGANCE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF BARON ADOLPH DE MEYER
"A SINGULAR ELEGANCE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF BARON ADOLPH DE MEYER". Collectif. Editions Chronicle Books, San Francisco, en collaboration avec International Center of Photography, New York. 1994. Edition originale. in-4, couverture toilée anthracite sous jaquette photo. 142 pages. Texte en anglais par Anne Ehrenkranz, avant-propos de John Szakowski, introduction de Willis Hartshorn, illustré de plus de 100 reproductions photographiques noir &blanc, in-texte et hors texte, par Adolph de Meyer. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme à The International Center of Photography, New York du 10 Décembre 1994 au 12 Février 1995.
"Witout the eye of Baron Adolph de Meyer, the art of fashion photography would not ne what it is today. A Singular Elegance: The photographs of Baron Adolph de Meyer is a fascinating study of one of the most brilliant and prodigious photorgapher in the fields of portraiture and fashion. This book explores de Meyer's extraordinary and singularly productive career, which spanned some thirty years. From his beginnings in the rigorous photography salons of Berlin at the turn of the century, de Meyer spent his life moving among magic circles: the London royal court, the posh New York offices of Condé Nast and Hearst, decadent paris café society, and finally the balmy air of Hollywood, where he spent his final years. During his life, the Baron and his wife Olga lived at the center of a sparkling social whirlwind – their set included Edward VII, Sergei diaghilev, Condé nast, Comte Etienne de Beaumont, and Coco Chanel. And de Meyer documented the figures of that society with uncanny perceptiveness and creativity, often drawing his models into a kind of collaboration in the creation of his portraits…"