Eve Arnold: In Retrospect. SIGNED BY EVE ARNOLD

Eve Arnold: In Retrospect. SIGNED BY EVE ARNOLD
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Eve Arnold.

New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1995. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. x, 291 pages. Signed by Eve Arnold on the title-page and inscribed by Arnold on the half-title-page - 'To Nick with regards and gratitude- he made the interview painless yours Eve'. Illustrated throughout with colour and duotone photographs. 285 x 235mm (11 x 9"). 1.6kg. 0394578503. English. Fine.

'Here is Eve Arnold - the distillation, in words and pictures, of her life and her lifework... Arnold's previous books have focussed on single subjects - the fifties, Marilyn Monroe, China, Great Britain, women. Eve Arnold: In Retrospect brilliantly encompasses the entire range of her experience in its narrative, illuminating a life devoted to hard work, exemplary professional and personal conduct, and a consuming curiosity about the world joined with a passion to portray it, while the nearly one hundred photographs display those same qualities through an almost unbelievable variety of subjects and styles. In a final welcome contradiction, the photographer Eve Arnold has become a writer of quiet authority and distinction, conveying her life of adventure and her qualities of mind and character in a way that leaves us fully persuaded and deeply admiring. '(from the blurb).