"HORST. SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY" par Richard J. HORST, Lothar SCHIRMER & Martin KAZMAIER. Editions Universe, 1996.
HORST. SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"HORST. SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY" par Richard J. HORST, Lothar SCHIRMER & Martin KAZMAIER. Editions Universe, 1996. New York. Imprimé en Italie. Petit et fort in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 280 pages. Texte en anglais de Martin Kazmaier illustré de 208 reproductions photographiques pleine page, 169 en noir & blanc et 39 en couleurs, de Horst P. Horst.
"...Horst photographs his women as goddesses - almost unattainable, somewhat statuary and with Olympian composure. But this poses are not frozen. There were, in the thirties and forties, others who shared his approach. But his hand remains instantly recognizable: formal portraits replete with calm, distanced elegance. 'You see what you have done. You are a genius', said Diana Vreeland, who was to become, in the sixties, editor-in-chief of Vogue. She knew what she wanted. Once again he had created a photograph which bore his stamp, even without his striking signature. Horst means fashion and elegance in black-and-white, means studio atmosphere, means silhouette, means shadow. It means a pose so very much a pose that the result is unconscious ease - whether Horst has read Kleist's essay on marionette or not. He is not simply a fashion photographer. He is also a master of interiors, still lifes, plant photography, advertising and the early lifestyle photograph. But it is fashion, black and white, that people want from him..." Martin Kazmaier. Ref LPB0393