Very good in a good plus dust jacket. Irving Penn's fourth book evolved out of assignments for VOGUE magazine. From 1967 to 1973 Penn photographed different varieties of flowers for each Christmas issue.However, most of the photographs selected for this book are reproduced for the first time. As he explained, his preference was to photograph flowers when they have already begun spotting and browning and twisting on their way back to the earth. His ability to photograph the flowers like fashions verges on the uncanny. Penn was among the first to exploit the possibilities of close up flower imagery. Through his high precision close-up iconic style, the symbolic power and austerity of the shapes take on anthropomorphic qualities not unlike the fashion subject for which he was originally known. Light wear to the boards. Personal bookplate to the first free endpaper.
Semi-circular crease to the bottom of the fold throughout. Hint of tanning to page edges.
The dust jacket has moderate wear. Heavy scratches and bubbling to the laminate, confined mostly to the image of the flower, on the DJ front cover. Round bookstore sticker to the DJ back cover.
Remnant of a second rectangular label which is sticky to the DJ back cover. A stunningly beautiful book with color photographs of flowers that are so vibrant that they look like you should be able to smell them while you look at the page. The item "Irving Penn Flowers FIRST Print 74 Color Photographs HC DJ Vogue Magazine" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hmxa15a" and is located in Island Park, New York.
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