Horst P. Horst

Horst P. Horst
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Edited by Reinhold Misselbeck, Rainer Wick and Richard J. Tardiff.

New York. Art Forum & Horst Studio. 1992. Paperback, with flaps. 136 pages. Over 50 full-page b&w reproductions. 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). 0.8kg. 3980310906. German & English. Fine.

Published to accompany a set of four exhibitions which opened simultaneously in the German towns of Cologne, Weissenfels an der Saale, Breda and Düsseldorf in 1992. This countrywide homage to the German-born Horst had been made possible be the reunification of Germany in 1990 and was marked by the historic return of the photographer to his home town, Weissenfels an der Saale (part of the GDR), for the exhibition. The exhibitions were sponsored by German Vogue.
The catalogue features a selection of black-and-white photographs from Horst's whole career, including many of his most iconic images such as Coco Chanel, Marlene Deitrich, Lisa Fonssagrives Vogue Cover 1940, and Mainbocher Corset. It covers his early surrealist still-lifes, plant and flower studies, fashion photographs, society portraits and male nudes. There is an accompanying essay by Reinhold Misselbeck.