Richard Avedon. Preface by Harold Brodkey.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux. New York. 1978. First edition. Signed by Avedon in ink to front free-endpaper. Glossy paper-covered illustrated boards, printed acetate dust jacket. [176 pages.] Over 120 monochrome plates. English. 365 x 275mm. 2kg. 0374232008. Fine, in near fine dust jacket; light wear to acetate jacket, slight yellowing to spine, no tears, not price-clipped; slight spotting to edges.
An anthology of the finest photographs taken by Richard Avedon in his career up to 1977, signed by the photographer. The subjects of his images read like a Who's Who of the fashion and entertainment world - Lauren Bacall, Brigitte Bardot, Cecil Beaton, Marisa Berenson, Marlene Dietrich, Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Loulou de La Falaise, Sophie Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Shrimpton and Gloria Vanderbilt. These portraits are interspersed with his fashion photographs. The cover features Marella Agnelli to the front and 'Dovima with Elephants' to the rear. The book accompanied a retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.