A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life

A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life

Slim Aarons.

New York. Harper & Row. No date [1974]. First edition. Navy cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.220 pages]. Colour and b&w photographs throughout. 345 x 270mm (13 x 10"). 1.7kg. 0060100168. English. Very good; some general shelf wear, wear and a 1cm area of loss at head of spine, some light creasing to top edge of rear jacket, price cut out from front flap, some blistering to coating of dust jacket; no inscriptions.

Slim Aarons' classic photography book capturing the international elite at play in the 1970s.

'A Wonderful Timecaptures magnificently the life of America's elite from coast to coast, in Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Acapulco. Drawing from thousands of pictures taken since World War II on assignments for Holiday, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Life, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, and other publications, Slim Aarons has put together the best of them - many never published before - with a narrative of his experiences and impressions while photographing American aristocrats on their estates and at play at their favorite resorts. Here are the Cushings of Newport, the Fords of Grosse Pointe, and the Rockefellers of New York; here are the kings and queens of Beverly Hills playing croquet, the Cabots sailing off Boston's North Shore, and Barry Goldwater on the range in Arizona. Here are the Whitneys entertaining on Long Island, the Armours in their pool in Lake Forest, the Klebergs on their Texas ranch, and the scions of Palm Beach, San Francisco, and New York having a wonderful time.' (from the blurb).