Vogue: The Covers

Vogue: The Covers
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Dodie Kazanjian. Foreword by Hamish Bowles.

New York. Abrams. 2011. Hardback, dust jacket. 272 pages. Approx. 500 colour illustrations, with five loose reproductions of covers (suitable for framing) inserted into envelope at rear. 315 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"). 2.1kg. English. Fine; as new.

Horst produced over 90 covers for Vogue magazine during his career. The first appeared in US Vogue in 1935 and the most memorable is that of Lisa Fonssagrives in a bathing suit spelling out the magazine's title for the June, 1940. Despite this large output and popular dissemination there are very few images of Horst's covers featured in the books and catalogues on him. This book readdresses the balance, featuring many of his most memorable images. 'Since its first cover on December 17, 1892, Voguehas had people talking. Vogue: The Covers chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflected—and transformed—the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 500 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fashion-forward covers ever produced are highlighted alongside the history and stories behind the covers themselves. Organized in chronological order by decade, Vogue: The Covers begins with the illustrated covers from the magazine’s inception in 1892 and spans the 20th century to the present day, charting the evolution of fashion, art, culture, and photography for the past 120 years. Featuring the work of influential artists - including Horst, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino - the book is a stunning celebration of the magazine and its unparalleled influence.' (from the publisher's description).