"IRVING PENN: A CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY" par Colin WESTERBECK. Editions Bulfinch Press en collaboration avec The Art Institute of Chicago. 1997.
IRVING PENN : A CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY
"IRVING PENN: A CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY" par Colin WESTERBECK. Editions Bulfinch Press en collaboration avec The Art Institute of Chicago. 1997. Imprimé aux Etats-Unis. in-4, couverture toilée noire sous jaquette photo. 192 pages. Texte en anglais, illustré de 193 reproductions photographiques dont 19 en couleurs, pleine page pour la plupart, par Irving Penn. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme à The Art Institute of Chicago du 22 Novembre 1997 au 1er Février 1998.
"One of the most important photographers of this century, Irving Penn has excelled in many different genres, producing a body of work that has had a major impact on fashion, portraiture, nudes, still life, advertising, and ethnographic photography. He began his career as a graphic artist, and in the mid-1940s went to work at Vogue, where Alexander Liberman was art director. It was not long before Penn turned to photography, using his graphic sense to make stylish images and his sensitivity to create arresting portraits of celebrities. The photographs he has produced have become documents of our era, from his portraits of native people of Peru, New Guinea, and Morocco to those of actors, artists, politicians, and writers; from his sharply rendered fashioned editorials to evanescent nudes; from skillful still lifes of street trash to gravity-defying still lifes of Clinique cosmetics… This catalogue, which accompanied a major international exhibition of Penn's photographs, celebrates Penn's gift to the museum and calls attention to the opportunity the archive will provide for studying and essential twentieth-century photographer…"