Barbara Plumb. Photographs by Horst.
Bulfinch Press. Boston. 1993. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 239 pages. 186 colour and 7 b&w illustrations. English. 315 x 240mm. 1.9kg. 821220462. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket.
A collection of 52 influential homes and sitters photographed by Horst during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. The images were originally photographed for articles that appeared in Vogue and House and Garden. Horst had the ability to capture the essence of the home as a reflection of the personality of the owner. He focussed on the revealing detail, such as the embroidered slipper of Baron Philippe de Rothschild resting on a carpet portrait of Napoleon III (the image which graces the cover of the book). He used his expertise in portrait photography to perfectly capture the dynamic between the owner and their home. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Truman Capote, Pauline de Rothschild, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gloria Steinem, Jacqueline Onassis, Valentino, Ann Getty, Candice Bergen, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Paloma Picasso, and Andy Warhol all feature.