Vanity Fair, the portraits: a century of iconic images

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Abrams, Sep 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 383 pages
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Vanity Fair: The Portraitsbrings together 300 iconic portraits from Vanity Fair's 95-year history in a remarkable book that captures the image of modern fame--the magical thing that happens when individual talent and beauty (and sometimes genius) is caught in the spotlight of popular curiosity and passion. The photographers--from Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino--are a glittering and celebrated group themselves. Their portraits have become the iconic likenesses of the best-known figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics. From legends such as Pablo Picasso, Amelia Earhart, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn to the stars, writers, athletes, style icons, and titans of business and politics of today, Vanity Fair: The Portraitsoffers an authoritative roster of talent and glamour in the 20th century.

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Review: Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images

User Review  - Sydney - Goodreads

This is an interesting book. I love looking at all of the pictures.Even though some of them are not appropriate for me.mainly all of their outfits are very cool. I recommend this book too people who like to look at pictures instead of a lot of words. Read full review

Review: Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

An amazing collection of Vanity Fair's portraits. They photographs in this book is absolutely stunning and it was interesting to read about Vanity Fair's back story and how it came to be today Read full review

Contents

THE PORTRA1T PHOTOGRAPH 1N THE MODERN
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THE PORTRA1TS 19132008
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CONTR1BUTORS TO THE JAZZ AGE VANITY FA1R 191336
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About the author (2008)

Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair. David Friend is editor of creative development at Vanity Fair and author of Watching the World Change.

 

Christopher Hitchens is a journalist, literary critic, and social commentator. He is the author most recently of the bestselling God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

 

Terence Pepper, curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was awarded an OBE for services to photography and art.