A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life

Slim Aarons. Photographs by Slim Aarons.

Harper & Row. New York. [1974]. First edition. Hardback, large quarto; navy cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. [c.220 pages]. Colour and b&w photographs throughout. English. 345 x 270mm. 1.75kg. 9780060100162. Good, in good dust jacket; light wear to jacket, very slight fading to spine, 8cm tear along lower portion of front fore-edge fold, small area of loss to spine of jacket with remains of previous repair to verso, slight staining to verso at base of spine; slight wear to board edges, slight staining to lower edge of rear board, red star remainder stamp to top edge.

Slim Aaron's classic work capturing the international elite at play in post-War America. A Wonderful Time brings together many pictures taken by Aarons for Vogue, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Life, etc. and places them alongside his memories of photographing America's aristocrats. 'Here are the Cushings of Newport, the Fords of Grosse Pointe, and the Rockefellers of New York; here are the kings and queens of Beverly Hills playing croquet, the Cabots sailing off Boston's North Shore, and Barry Goldwater on the range in Arizona. Here are the Whitneys entertaining on Long Island, the Armours in their pool in Lake Forest, the Klebergs on their Texas ranch, and the scions of Palm Beach, San Francisco, and New York having a wonderful time.'

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