Philippe Halsman's Jump Book

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 5, 1986 - Photography - 96 pages
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Where other portraitists were content to have their subjects sit for them, Philippe Halsman had his jump, an action which he felt caused the real self of his illustrious sitters to come out. Famous sitters included in the book are Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Richard Nixon.

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User Review  - Shayne - Goodreads

Not really a book you read so much as look at, but a fun one anyway. One of the 50s' greatest portraitists (ugly word, that) captures his famous (at the time, anyway) subjects mid-air. Fun! Read full review



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About the author (1986)

Philippe Halsman's memorable photographs of the leading statesmen, scientists, entertainers and artists of our time continue to appear in magazines and books. In 1944, four years after arriving in the Unites States from France, his colleagues elected him first president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. In 1958 he was named one of the world's ten best photographers in an international poll.
His other publications include "The Frenchman," "Piccoli" (a fairy tale), "Philippe Halsman's Jump Book," "Halsman on the Creation of Photographic Ideas," and "Sight and Insight," as well as "Portraits" and "Halsman at Work," which were published by his family after his death in 1979. His work is represented in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the United States and abroad.

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