New York. Bloomingdale's. 1976. First edition. Wrappers, staple-bound. Landscape, 36 pages. Illustrated with photographs by Guy Bourdin throughout. 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). .1kg. . English. Near fine; light shelf wear to wrappers, some rubbing to surface of black wrapper, light crease to front forecorner and some crease marks at spine; internally clean.
A ground-breaking and highly-collectable catalogue, Sighs and Whispers features the photography of Guy Bourdin and was a lingerie catalogue produced for Bloomingdale's. This printing was issued as an advertising supplement to the New York Times. It is the only 'book' of Bourdin's work published during his lifetime. The sexually provocative photographs caused a sensation in the 1970s and heavily-influenced the development of the "sex sells" trend in advertising.