Philippe Halsman's Jump Book

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book
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Philippe Halsman.

Andre Deutsch. London. 1959. First edition, first printing. British edition. Hardback; black paper-covered boards, backed with orange cloth, dust jacket. 94 pages. 178 b&w photographs. English. 285 x 220mm. 0.55kg. . Very good; in good dust jacket; shelf wear to fragile dust jacket, some wear and short tears to forecorners and spine ends with slight loss, some tears along spine, tear to lower edge of rear jacket, light marks to surface of white jacket, slight yellowing, price-clipped; fading to spine.

A scarce copy of the first printing with the dust jacket. Philippe Halsman was a US magazine photographer. During the 1950s he photographed America's greatest men and women. After each sitting he would ask his subject to jump for him, few refused. The ensuing photographs went into his Jump collection. The Jump Book  presents a collection of 178 of these images. Famous subjects include Grace Kelly, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Aldous Huxley, John Steinbeck, Marc Chagall, Dali, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Groucho Marx, Peter Ustinov, Liberace and Tallulah Bankhead. Halsman's witty text accompanies the irreverent images. It lays out his theory of 'Jumpology' in which the subject reveals their true self whilst in the act of jumping.

Price :  £200.00

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