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Irving Penn Centenial First Edition Published by The Met

  • One of the best and most comprehensive monographs on this important 20th century photographer.  Includes 3865 color, tritone and quadratone illustrations.

    Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled–nearly 300 in all–including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published.

    Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Essential for any fan of this artist's work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

    Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. First edition and first printing.  Published in conjunction a traveling exhibition.

    In Beautiful condition with original dust wrapper.


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