Horst. Images of Elegance

Horst. Images of Elegance
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Introduction by Reinhold Misselbeck.

Milan. Idea Books. 1993. Paperback, with french flaps. 92 pages. Over 50 full-page b&w plates. 280 x 235mm (11 x 9"). 0.6kg. Italian and English. Fine.

Catalogue for a retrospective exhibition of Horst's work held at the Palazzo Pitti, Florence in 1993. The exhibition included Horst's society portraits (including Salvador Dali, Franco Zeffirelli, Irving Penn, Elsa Schiaparelli, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso in Yves Saint Laurent, Bette Davis and Ginger Rogers), his plant studies, several nudes and a collection of his fashion shots (including Chanel, Lanvin, Schiaparelli and Vionnet). Reinhold Misselbeck provides a critical essay, placing Horst's work in a wider art and photographic history. The catalogue ends with a biography reproduced from the Current Biography Yearbook 1992.