Irving Penn: Centennial books –

The definitive book on the work of a virtuosic and revered American photographer Irving Pennwas among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the th century Over the course of a nearly seventy year career, he mastered a pared down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penns photographs ever compiled, including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published Celebrating the centennial of Penns birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs Lively essays acquaint readers with Penns primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery portraits fashion female nudes peoples of Peru, Dahomey Benin , New Guinea, and Morocco still lifes and muchIrving Penn Centennial is essential for any fan of this artists work or the history of th century photography