Edward Steichen: in high fashion, the Condé Nast years, 1923-1937

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Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Oct 19, 2008 - Art - 287 pages
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Edward Steichen was already a famous painter and photographer in America and abroad when, in early 1923, he was offered the most prestigious position in photography's commercial domain: that of chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Over the next fifteen years, Steichen would produce a body of work of unequaled brilliance, dramatizing and glamorizing contemporary culture and its achievers in politics, literature, film, sport, dance, theater, opera, and the world of high fashion. Here are iconic images of Gloria Swanson, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplin as well as numerous other celebrities drawn from an archive of more than two thousand original prints. Until now, no more than a handful have been exhibited or published in book form. The photographs of the 1920s and 1930s represent the high point in Steichen's career and are among the most striking creations of twentieth-century photography.

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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion: The Conde Nast Years, 1923-1937

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Photographer Edward Steichen is often noted for his early pictorialist pictures, which have a mysterious, painterly feel. He was also an important portrait photographer throughout his career and ... Read full review

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beautiful photographs/portraits from the photographer of vanity fair and vogue. This book has tons of inspiration for people who love the fashion of the 1920's and 1930's. Read full review

Contents

I9 A PERFECT CONJUNCTION
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IO9 EDWARD STEICHEN AT CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS
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LIGHTS GOING ALL OVER THE PLACE
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William A. Ewing is the curator and director of the Musee deWilliam A. Ewing is the curator and director of the Musee deWilliam A. Ewing is the curator and director of the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne. He lives in Switzerland. l'Elysee, Lausanne. He lives in Switzerland. l'Elysee, Lausanne. He lives in Switzerland.

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