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Author Penn, Irving, photographer, artist.

Title Irving Penn : beyond beauty / Merry A. Foresta.

Published Washington, DC Smithsonian American Art Museum New York, NY In association with The Irving Penn Foundation, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  779.092 Pen    AVAILABLE
Physical description 239 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour), plates (some colour), portraits ; 28 cm
regular print
Notes Exhibition held at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, District of Columbia, October 23, 2015-March 20, 2016; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, April 15-August 14, 2016; Art Center, Lesley University, Boston, Massachusetts, September 10-December 16, 2016; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, February 24-May 21, 2017; and Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, September 30, 2017-January 7, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238) and index.
Contents Introduction / Elizabeth Broun -- Supporters of the exhibition -- Acknowledgments / Merry A. Foresta -- Irving Penn. Beyond Beauty / Merry A. Foresta -- Plates -- Works in the collection.
Summary Famous for his fashion portraits and experimentation with still life images, Irving Penn (1917-2009) ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. In an illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years, Penn was a master of both black-and-white and color photography, and his revival of platinum printing in the 1960s and 1970s was a catalyst for significant change in the art world. Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including a major gift from The Irving Penn Foundation, this magnificent catalogue compiles 161 of Penn's iconic images, including a number of unpublished works. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this book accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Penn's work in nearly 20 years and features photographs from all stages of his career, including street scenes from the late 1930s, celebrity portraits, Parisian fashion photographs, and more private studio images. Merry A. Foresta's captivating essay introduces this photographer to a younger generation and delves into Penn's use of photography to respond to social and cultural change, speaking to the depths of human existence.
Other author Foresta, Merry A., author.
Broun, Elizabeth, author of introduction.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, publisher.
Subject Penn, Irving. -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Beyond beauty.
Standard Number YBP12366377
ISBN 9780300214901