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20th Century Fashion (Paperback) by Linda Watson
The twentieth century experienced the most fashion changes in history: from hoop skirts to mini skirts, from wearing cotton to plastic. Fashion was as turbulent as the times. Throughout it all, Vogue magazine was there, as the leading visual filter.
20th Century Fashion, published in association with Vogue magazine, is the definitive style bible for anyone interested in the past, present and future of fashion. It takes a fresh look at fashion history over the twentieth century and charts the evolution from corsets to Coco Chanel to punk.
The book chronicles and explores one hundred years of developments and movements, including: - 20s flappers - Christian Dior's New Look - Swinging Sixties - New Romanticism - 90s Eclecticism.
Illustrated with eye-catching archive images, 20th Century Fashion also features the work of the photographers who helped immortalize seminal fashion images. An A-Z section profiles two hundred and fifty of the greatest fashion designers who inspired, created and altered the course of fashion -- from Azzedine Alaïa to Zoran by way of Balenciaga and Yohji Yamamoto.
A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Glamour Photography (Digital Photography) (Paperback) by Duncan Evans
Illustrated with photographs of beautiful models from around the globe, this stylish, sophisticated guide shows digital camera owners how to create the glamourous look seen in the world's top magazines. The story of each photo is told in three parts: Shoot provides technical and creative information on how the image was captured; Enhance explains how the photographer used the computer to set a mood, eliminate distortion, adjust color, erase blemishes, or simulate an exotic location; and Enjoy discusses the hardware and software used to achieve perfect reproduction, on paper or on the Internet.
Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion (Hardcover)
Photographer Norman Parkinson was both a superb craftsman and a consummate artist. From his Þrst shoot in 1935, he brought a dramatic glamour, bold inventiveness, and daring new sense of individuality to the fashion portrait. “If a girl looks like a model,” he said, “she is not for my lens.” Parkinson’s ideal was embodied by sitters like Jerry Hall, Iman, and Appollonia van Ravenstein. His long association with VOGUE, and his many assignments for HARPER’S BAZAAR, QUEEN, and other international magazines, brought him both fame and recognition. In return, he gave the fashion world ineffable style. This stunning volume—organized by decade and illustrated with fashion plates, portraits, and contact sheets—is a lavish record of a career that encompassed—and informed—Þve decades of fashion. Robin Muir, a fashion curator, is the co–editor of People in Vogue and Unseen Vogue.
Digital Fashion Photography (Paperback) by Chris Tarantino, Ken Tan
Geared towards both professionals and people working to become professionals, this book offers essential instruction on digital fashion photography. This book includes how-tos for those interested or already involved in fashion photography? How to set up fashion specific shots whether in-studio or on-location, how to use digital equipment to get the shot you want, and more. It combines educational digital photography information that is related to digital photography in general as well as the areas and issues indigenous to the professional fashion photography world. Its visual nature carries the same appeal as fashion magazines worldwide. With informative content and breathtaking images, from simple to futuristic, this is undeniably an engaging book.
Fashion Design by Sue Jenkyn Jones
A valuable primer on the fashion industry for the 21st century! Fashion Design is the definitive reference for anyone who is considering a career in the fashion industry. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer; examines the wide range of career opportunities available; and gives an authoritative, balanced overview of the fashion business today. Using an approach that unites history, theory, and practice, Fashion Design aims to inform and inspire. Packed with over 300 illustrations, here is practical guidance and proven advice on such topics as the uses and language of clothing; patterns and fabrics; measuring, cutting, draping, and sewing; building a collection; researching and sketching; portfolios and self-presentation; plus much more. It equips aspiring designers and other fashion professionals with a valuable road map to this competitive, cutthroat industry. It also serves as an excellent reference and career guide for professionals interested in retail buying, marketing and sales, and other areas of the fashion business.
Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography
Nan Goldin shoots campaigns for Prada, David LaChapelle does Camel cigarette ads, and Jurgen Teller got his start photographing models in "i-D", "W", and "The Face". The debate between aesthetic images and commercial pressure has perhaps never been so relevant and complex as it is today, with the increasing commercialization of the art world, the not insignificant exploratory aspects of fashion photography, and our constantly expanding realm of visual references. To study these tensions and overlaps, "Chic Clicks" invited some 40 photographers to present both their free work and their published editorials from fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. Photographers well-known for their commercial work offer personal and exploratory prints; those who gained prominence in the fine arts display work they were subsequently hired to do for fashion companies and magazines. Accompanying essays approach fashion photography from various perspectives, from that of cutting-edge fashion magazines to the field of contemporary art photography.
Fashion Design Drawing Course by Caroline Tatham
A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. The book also features cross-references to its various art instruction techniques, a designer’s glossary, and a helpful index. This book guides students through their first steps in fashion illustration, covering everything that is presented in the best college-level courses. It makes a fine starting point for all students of fashion, introducing them to fashion drawing as a first step toward a career as a creative costumier. More than 250 illustrations in color and black and white.
Lighting for Glamour Photography: A Complete Guide to Professional Techniques for Film and Digital Photography (Revised Edition)
Light is the key to quality glamour photography, and Lighting for Glamour Photography is for any photographer looking to take his or her glamour photography to the next level. Photographers learn how to analyze light; how to make it work for them; and ultimately, how to take better, high-quality glamour photographs. With clear and easy-to-understand diagrams next to each photo explaining how the shot was set up-the position of the lights, the filters, film, camera, and lens used-photographers will feel ready to choose the right equipment, set up their own shots, and get solid results from the beginning. This new edition has been completely updated to include information on digital photography, as well as to reflect current styles in glamour photography.
Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-by-Step Guide for Photographers by Billy Pegram
This photographer's guide to creating successful model portfolios encourages a dynamic, diversified artistic approach and shares essential knowledge about the modeling industry, portfolio basics, and agency requirements. Photographers learn how to work with models for the best possible results, create and refine a standout portfolio, and sell that product to agents in the United States, England, and Asia. Three actual portfolios are included to help photographers conceptualize, sculpt, and refine their own portfolios to maximize their client's reach in the industry. Photographers learn why particular images were chosen for opening and closing shots, how to arrange the interior images, and what constitutes an appealing design. Featuring information on working with women, men, and children, this book will help new and experienced models and photographers alike in getting the results they desire.
On Form by Andreas H. Bitesnich
Acclaimed as a master black-and-white photographer of the sophisticated nude, Andreas Bitesnich focuses his astute camera on the contours and surfaces of the human body - male and female figures transformed into timeless works of art. As in his previous books, his nude "forms" are erotic and highly charged yet simple and technically perfect. In a departure from his established work, he has shot most of this collection in luminous color. Here is a celebration of the human body revealed in striking photos of energy, originality, and artistry.
Nudes (Camera Craft) by Anna Henly
Perhaps no photographic subject presents as much challenge nor offers as much possibility as the human body. The third title in the popular Camera Craft series provides solid professional advice for successfully shooting the male and female nude. Photographers of every level will appreciate the instructive text and more than 250 color images and diagrams, which reveal both the art and technique of photographing nudes. Technical aspects covered include matching camera format to a subject, selecting lenses and filters, adjusting exposure and using contrast for maximum effect. Specific instructions on defining composition, understanding the critical interplay of light and shadow, and exploiting color demonstrate how to bring one's artistic vision to life. Also featured are alternative tools and techniques such as pinhole cameras, unusual films, and processing tips for spectacular special effects. A photographer's glossary and the secrets of erotic photography round out this superb volume.
Photography by Gilles Bensimon
Gilles Bensimon, Elle publication director and head photographer for the magazine, has put together his first-ever photo retrospective. From one of the most accomplished and well-known celebrity and fashion photographers to date, No particular order is an intimate look at Bensimon's stunning photography of famous beauties and celebrities taken throughout his remarkable 30-year career.
This legendary photographer has been an active witness to the fashion trends of the last several decades, and No particular order reveals the very best of Bensimon's magnificent oeuvre in photos of the beautiful women he helped transform into stars: Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington, to name just a few. No particular order also features many stunning celebrities captured on film, such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sharon Stone and Uma Thurman.
A Second Decade of Guess Images by Paul Marciano
A gathering of controversial, breathtaking moments, "A Second Decade of Guess Images" captures images that reflect two decades of artistic exploration and set the stage for the new spirit of Guess? in the future. It showcases the best work of renowned photographers, Ellen Von Unwerth, Wayne Maser, Raphael Mazzucco, Daniela Federici, among others. The book features quotes and memorable Guess? images from 1991 to 2001, of top models such as Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Anna Nicole Smith, Laetitia Casta, Drew Barrymore, and many more.
11-1/2"x15", Full color and black and white images
Luba by Petter Hegre
Photographer Peter Hegre and Luba were married in the Summer of 2003. In 250 color photos exuding sensuality and devoid of taboo, this volume is a declaration of unconditional love. Petter Hegre studied photography at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and was an assistant to Richard Avedon.
Text in English and German.
Intimate - Nudes by Marc Baptiste
Marc Baptiste is one of the most respected celebrity and fashion photographers working today. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Allure, Vibe, Essence, Equire, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, and German Vogue, among others. The award-winning and renowned photographer behind the lens of Beautiful, Marc Baptiste offers us another very intimate look at women. Baptiste's inspired, unique, and sensual classicism is bolder than ever in Intimate. Surpassing standard portraiture, his photographs manifest a strong eroticism while incorporating the cinematic power of his fashion work. Intimate highlights Baptiste's passionate, intelligent, and seductive approach to capturing the essence of femininity and beauty. This book is sure to appeal to all admirers of the female form.
Visionaire #43 Dreams
Visionaire is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive limited editions. Each issue is hand-numbered and released as a collector's item. Since its inception in the Spring of 1991, Visionaire has offered a forum for works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world, as well as by personalities, fashion designers, art directors, and image-makers. Artists work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce their personal interpretations on a theme and are given unparalleled freedom to push Visionaire's different formats.
Outdoor Lighting: Fashion & Glamour by Cathy Joseph
Use natural light like a photographic artist! A truly glamorous fashion or "beauty" picture often needs an exotic setting, and that means meeting the challenges of outdoor photography, from the sun's brightness to overhanging clouds. Control the light, add to it, block it off, or reflect it to create the right alluring look with the help of expert advice and hundreds of magnificent, high-quality images in both color and black-and-white. Here's the whole process of conducting a fashion shoot, from the choice of location to the time of day and techniques employed. Professionals offer tips and explanations, and their setups appear in easy-to-follow diagrams. There's a wealth of different ways to manipulate and artificially enhance the light to create a mood, flatter the subject, and catch the eye. The broad range of styles drawn from editorial, commercial, and personal portfolios will prove invaluable to any photographer.
Slipcased, two volumes in a sleeve; 10 x 13 in., 316 pages, 94 color and 210 b&w.
Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself
French electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre once defined Yohji Yamamoto's style like this: "For me, a woman in Yohji is like a nymphomaniac nun. His clothes are at once sensual and very ritualistic." This about a man whose reputation marks him as a designer of clothes for earnest intellectuals. This about a man whose 1998 "wedding" show featured a bridal striptease which took models from inflated Victorian crinolines down to slim-line dresses and pants. This about a man who is one of the most revered and idiosyncratic of 20th century designers.
"He, more than most designers, is the poet of black, the director of fashion's film noir." - Suzy Menkes, the International Herald Tribune.
Photographs by Bernd Hartung, Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Ines Van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Sheila Metzner, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, David Sims, Max Vadukul, and Enrique Badulescu.
Playboy: Fifty Years: The Photographs
Playboy celebrates its 50th anniversary with this lavish collection of the very best of the magazine's photography. More than 250 full-color photographs, chosen from the ten million images preserved in the Playboy archive, chronicle five decades of brilliant, life-affirming art. Playboy: 50 Years revisits the girl next door, the sex symbols, and the gods and goddesses who shaped our culture. It visually tracks the changing politics, fashions, and mores through the frenzied peak of the sexual revolution and beyond - from the almost nostalgic eroticism of the 50s bachelor, a martini his secret of seduction, to the highly charged images of modern sexuality. Celebrity models such as Raquel Welch and Cindy Crawford, along with interview subjects such as Mohammed Ali and Salvador Dali, and infamous bunnies such as Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson reveal all. Portfolios devoted to the bachelor pad, the perfect cocktail, fashion, and sports cars celebrate Playboy as the ultimate wish book. From the history-making red velvet shot of Marilyn Monroe, "posed with nothing on except the radio," to the highly charged images of such masters as Herb Ritts and Helmut Newton, this book is a breath-taking photographic tour de force. The definitive gift of the season, Playboy: 50 Years is also the only book being published in the fall to coincide with the launch of the magazine's 50th anniversary.