Passage. Photographs by Irving Penn. Introduction by Alexander Liberman. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991. 300 pp. Small squarish folio. Clothbound in illustrated dust jacket. 468 black and white and color plates printed in 11 impressions.
This volume is the definitive, retrospective collection of Irving Penn's work over the past half-century. It shows his mastery of portraiture, still life, and fashion photography and reveals for the first time the breadth of his extraordinary and diverse career. Passage was designed by Penn himself and was reproduced using print making processes developed especially for the production of this book and which are unsurpassed in their technical excellence.
A Fine copy in publisher's original shrink wrap; however, one corner has opened allowing just a slight bit of scuffing to jacket; based of spine has very slight bump.