Viking. Harmondsworth. 1985. First British edition. First published in 1984. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 399 pages. 299 photographs including 24 full-page colour plates. English. 300 x 260mm. 2.5kg. 0670805408. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear, small nick to head of spine.
The definitive book on Horst, acting as both a biography and a survey of his entire oeuvre. The author was Horst's life-long partner, Valentine Lawford. The book covers Horst's youth in Germany, his time in Paris and New York, his work during the war years, and the post-war years working around the globe. It reproduces all of Horst's iconic photographs but also many images that have previously been unpublished and several more informal snapshots.