Horst. Spezial Fotografie. Stern Portfolio No. 24

Horst. Spezial Fotografie. Stern Portfolio No. 24
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Introduction by Jochen Siemens.

Hamburg. Stern. 2001. Large-format stapled wrappers. 94 pages. Approx. 70 full-page illustrations in black-and-white and colour. 360 x 270mm (14 x 10"). 0.65kg. 3570192954. English and German language. Fine; very slight shelf wear.

An issue of the Stern Portfolioseries dedicated to the photographer Horst. After a short biographical essay by Jochen Siemens there are approximately seventy reproductions of works by Horst. There is a broad selection, featuring fashion shots and society portraits (including Salvador Dali, Steve McQueen, Gilbert and George, Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel, Alberto Moravia, W. H. Auden, Irving Penn, Marlene Dietrich and Cecil Beaton). There are several plant still-lifes and a number of travel shots, including several taken in Iran where Horst travelled following Valentine Lawford's appointment as political counsellor at the British Embassy in Tehran in 1949. There is a particularly strong number of Horst's nude studies of both females (several of Lisa Fonssagrives) and males, including the cover image Odalisque.Taken during the 1940s and 1950s these studies were ground-breaking, pushing erotic photography into the realm of art. They were to have a strong influence on later photographers including Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts.