The Museum of Modern Art. New York. 1984. First edition. Signed and dated by Penn in ink to the half-title. Hardback, 4to; oatmeal cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 216 pages. 156 b&w and colour plates, and 35 text illustrations. English. 315 x 275mm. 1.9kg. 0870705628. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, light yellowing and surface marks to white jacket, original MOMA price sticker to rear panel; binding slightly shaken.
A signed copy of the catalogue for the Irving Penn retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1984. The book remains one of the best illustrated overviews of the photographer's oeuvre. It discusses and illustrates the portraits, fashion photographs, ethnographic studies, still-lifes, nudes, trade photographs, flower studies and colour plates.