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Curator - June Newton; Essay - Françoise Marquet; Editor - Manfred Heiting. Köln. Taschen. 2000. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 280 pages. Inscribed and signed by the photographer Helmut Newton on the title-page - 'For Nicholas | Helmut Newton'. Illustrated profusely throughout with colour and b&w photographs. 315 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). 2.3kg. 3822857432. English and French. Near fine.The world of Helmut Newton is extremely complex and diverse. Considered shocking and provocative back in the sixties, he now enjoys the reputation of a photographer who was able to imagine and visualize women exactly as they are today at the dawn of the millennium: women who take the lead rather than follow it; women who enjoy the resplendence and vitality of their bodies, bodies over which they themselves have sole command; women who are both responsible and willing. Fashion, nudes, portraits - these are the three categories into which Helmut Newton divides his work. Bit it is not as simple as that, for a fashion shot may also be a portrait or a nude, and vice versa. This book presents the whole spectrum of Newton’s work and celebrates the 80th birthday of this outstanding photographer; 1920 born in Berlin, the capital of the intellectual and artistic avant-garde with which he has been associated ever since.' (from the blurb).