rving Penn. Text by John Szarkowski. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984. 216 pp. Large quarto. First edition. Inscribed on haf-title page, 'To _______*/Irving Penn' (signature circled as usual). Clothbound in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 145 black-and-white and 21 color reproductions. Library protector.
*From the collection of a well-known photo editor who would prefer to remain anonymous.
"Irving Penn is one of the most distinguished practitioners of portrait and fashion photography of the last four decades. His work is identified by its great refinement of craft, by the wit and grace of its formal invention, and by its unequalled sensitivity to the quality and character of light." -- John Szarkowski. An exceptional copy of Penn's major retrospective monograph published in conjunction with the 1984 exhibition of his work at The Museum of Modern Art. Gorgeous plates printed by The Meriden Gravure Company and L.S. Graphic, Inc.; sumptuously produced and well-sequenced, it includes both classic and lesser known images.
Fine+ in Fine dust jacket.