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Horst Portraits

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Terence Pepper is Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. His previous publications include monographs on Norman Parkinson, Lewis Morley and Dorothy Wilding. He is also the author of The Man Who Shot Garbo: The Photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull , Limelight: Photographs by James Abbe and High Society: Photographs 1897-1914.

Robin Muir is a freelance curator and writer on photography. A former Picture Editor for Vogue, he is a regular contributor to Russian Vogue and the Independent magazine. His books include John Deakin Photographs, Clifford Coffin: Photographs from Vogue 1944-54, You Are Here: The London Photographs of Michael Cooper , and most recently a complete study of the photographs of Terence Donovan. He is currently preparing a compilation of John Deakin's street photographs and Vogue Unseen , a history of unpublished fashion photography.

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Selected and with an essay by Terence Pepper
Notes on plates and Chronology by Robin Muir

'Horst P. Horst was the Mario Testino of his day'
InStyle magazine

Horst Portraits celebrates the magnificent portraits of Horst P. Horst - one of the great master photographers of the twentieth century, and the creator of some of the most glamorous and stylish images in photographic history.

In his extraordinary sixty-year career, much of it working for French, British and American Vogue, Horst's distinguished portfolio of sitters included Noël Coward, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, Katharine Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Steve McQueen, Paloma Picasso and Isabella Rosellini. This book, which includes a number of previously unknown or unpublished portraits, with full notes on both the sitters and the sittings, is an invaluable addition to studies of his work.


280 x 230mm, 212 pages
150 illustrations, with 130 in duotone, 20 in colour
£30 (hardback)
ISBN 1 85514 292 9

£9.95 ( mini-paperback)
ISBN 1 85514 325 9

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