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Halsman: A Retrospective

Halsman cover


335 x 270mm
212 pages, 168 duotone illustrations
ISBN 10987500
Hardback £30 (NPG Visitor Exclusive)
Available May 2001

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Photographs from the Halsman Family Collection
Edited by Jane Halsman Bello and Steve Bello
Introduction by Mary Panzer

During a career that spanned more than forty years, virtually every leading personality in the arts and many world figures sat for Philippe Halsman's camera. The remarkable photographs featured in this stunning book represent the best of Halsman's brilliant work, almost defining image of the person. Also, featured are his testaments to his fascination with surrealism, such as Dalí Atomicus and other outrageous images from his thirty-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí. Halsman's 'jumpology' photographs, which capture a surprising group of people from Richard Nixon to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor jumping for his camera, offer a glimpse into the fanciful side of the artist, whilst the inventive layout and design reflect the witty and innovative nature of Halsman and many of his photographs.

From the well-known, deeply penetrating portrait of Albert Einstein to previously unpublished images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and others, Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective is a comprehensive look at a true master of photography.