Richard Avedon. Preface by Harold Brodkey.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux. New York. 1978. First edition. Hardback, 4t0; glossy paper-covered illustrated boards, printed acetate dust jacket. [176 pages.] Over 120 monochrome plates. English. 365 x 275mm. 2kg. 9780374232009. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to acetate jacket, light wear to forecorners and spine ends, small 1cm area of loss at head of jacket spine, toning to spine and covers as common with this publication; light vertical crease and small nick to front free endpaper.
An anthology of the finest photographs taken by Richard Avedon in his career up to 1977. 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.