Horst. Sixty Years of Photography

Horst. Sixty Years of Photography
Horst. Sixty Years of PhotographyHorst. Sixty Years of PhotographyHorst. Sixty Years of Photography

Text by Martin Kazmaier. Edited by Richard J. Tardiff and Lothar Schirmer.

Thames and Hudson. London. 1991. British edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 279 pages. With 39 colour and 161 duotone plates, and 29 b&w illustrations. English. 295 x 240mm. 2kg. 0500541663. Near fine, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light dustiness and spotting to top edge.

A beautifully produced monograph which brings together the most outstanding images of Horst's oeuvre. Horst's first photo for Vogue  appeared in 1931. Sixty years later, when this book was published, he was still taking photographs. His extensive output is revealed here - the fashion shots, the society portraits, the exquisite nudes, the theatrical still lifes, the Vogue  covers, the travel photography (including Iran) and the interior shots. All of the 200 photos featured in the book are reproduced on a single-page plate making this one of the most complete albums of Horst's work. Martin Kazmaier's essay offers an overview of Horst's life and work and the book concludes with a timeline biography. From the library of theatre designer David Collis, with his dated signature in pencil to front endpaper.