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Irving Penn: Centennial

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Irving Penn: Centennial is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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By Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim 
Contributions by Alexandra Dennett, Philippe Garner, Adam Kirsch, Harald E. L. Prins, and Vasilios Zatse

This catalogue accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of Photographs exhibition.

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled—nearly 300 in all—including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this volume spans the entirety of his nearly 70-year career.

Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn's advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennial is essential for any fan of this artists work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

Maria Morris Hambourg is an independent curator of photography.

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Alexandra Dennett is associate archivist at The Irving Penn Foundation.

Philippe Garner is retired from the auction business and was most recently deputy chairman of Christie's.

Adam Kirsch is a poet and literary critic.

Harald E. L. Prins is University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Kansas State University.

Vasilios Zatse is associate director of The Irving Penn Foundation.

By Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim 
Contributions by Alexandra Dennett, Philippe Garner, Adam Kirsch, Harald E. L. Prins, and Vasilios Zatse

This catalogue accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of Photographs exhibition.

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled—nearly 300 in all—including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this volume spans the entirety of his nearly 70-year career.

Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery;...See More

Details
  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Authors: 
  • Pages: 372
  • Illustrations: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 10'' x 12''
  • ISBN: 9781588396181
Editorial Reviews

"A magnificent new volume published to mark the centenary of the photographer's birth... vast and insightful... (and) one of the finest photography books of recent years."
      —Christian House, "The best new art books," Sotheby's/Art Agency Partners

"This book is produced to the highest standards (and) it is not just a primer for every photographer and person involved in the visual arts. It is an essential accompaniment to the second half of the twentieth century"
      —Colin McDowell, Business of Fashion

"An opulent volume, which represents the most comprehensive and multi-faceted publication of the photographer's work to date."
      —Leica Fotografie International

"The attention that has been paid to the reproduction of Penn's works is exceptional."
      —World of Interiors

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I bought this at The Met a few days ago after viewing the exhibit. It is a magnificent tribute to an amazing artist. Yes, the book is heavy. So what? Put it on a table. It's worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Well Printed Book This is one of the better books in my library. I knew Irving Penn and this book exhibits the quality and diversity of his work. Yes the book is large, but the quality of the printing and the paper were necessary to do justice to the artistry of his Photography. I will enjoy this book for years to come. Thank You for producing such a beautiful book.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Scholarly Tome Befitting the stature of Photographer/Artist/Documentarian Irving Penn this handsome volume is a great tribute to the great man. The reproductions (duo-tone, tri-tone and quad-tone are superb, printed in Italy on 170gsm stock are breathtaking. A fitting companion to the 1997 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition catalogue Irving Penn 'A Career in Photography'
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this catalogue because I am a profound admirer of Irving Penn for decades - - I will visit the exhibition many times. However, the book is so heavy that I am literally at a loss as to how to peruse it. There is no way I can hold it in my hands or in my lap. I can put it on the dining room table to commune with it but will never be able to pull it out of the book shelves to it with it for a few minutes. I have a catalog of the 1980 Met exhibition with only 156 plates. I'll look for other small catalogues.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I bought this beautiful book ad a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, who is a professional photographer. He has an older book of Irving Penn’s works, but loves this version. It’s more in depth and has some photos he’s never seen before. I’m very happy with my purchase and the ease and speed with which it was delivered. Thank you so very much!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful work - one of the great ones. One of the most beautifully printed books I own just happens to be one of my all-time favorite photographes. If not THE ONE. I even considered buying another copy in order to cut out and frame the pages. That just wouldn't be right though.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DELIGHTED I am delighted to have this book in my collection.
Date published: 2018-04-22
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