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Author Name:    PENN, Irving

Title:   Flowers. Photographs by Irving Penn. First printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Harmony Books, New York, 1980, ISBN:0517540746 / 

Seller ID:   98155

PENN, Irving. Flowers. Photographs by Irving Pen. New York : Harmony Books,(1980). First Edition, First Printing. Pp (5),6-[95],(1). Illustrated in C olour. 4to, white cloth, black lettering to spine. "One of the world's foremost photographers, Irving Penn turned his unique eye to the subject of flowers in 1967. From 1967 to 1973, Penn photographed a different variety of flower for each Christmas issue of Vogue magazine. These photographic essays captured the extraordinary beauty and promise of the poppy, tulip, rose, lily, peony, orchid, and begonia. Most of the photographs selected for thisbook are reproduced for the first time. Each section is devoted to one of the seven flowers, showing different species, as well as different stages of development-from the green freshness of the flower bud, to the full and open perfection of the bloom and even to the stark and often haunting death of the flower. In fact, Penn writes of his preference for flowers 'when they have already begun spotting and browning and twisting on their way back to the earth'." (from the dustjacket flap). Brown spotting to bottom edge of cloth, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket, with numjerous small indententations to front panel (not affecting board). 150.00


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