on November 8, 2011
The only slightly weak thing about this book is the cover. Inside you get TOTAL PERFECTION from front to back. I own hundreds and hundreds of fine art Photography books by all the masters and beyond.... This one is in the top ten. Just a FLAWLESS book, so many fantastic shots. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the best Fashion Photographers ever, alive or dead. Get this book, you won't regret it. (and make it your "first choice" Christmas gift for your closest friends). It's no surprise this book has a solid 5 rating... totally deserving.
on May 20, 2013
I would give this book nine stars if possible. It is a jaw-dropping work of monumental proportions - literally. When this book arrived, I was not prepared for its size - the book is HUGE, it is heavy, it is printed in the finest quality paper known to mankind, and the photography contained within is nothing short of incredible. This is the book that all other female photography books should aspire to be.
If you're a photography buff, an enthusiast of pinup photography, or love amazingly artistic high-quality photos of beautiful women, this is a book you will never regret purchasing. I've never seen another book, of any kind, printed in such a large format with such high quality standards throughout - this IS the finest female photography book I've ever seen, and it would still be a bargain at twice the price. Once this one's out of print, this will become a VERY expensive, and very sought after book on the secondary market.
BUY it, you will have no regrets here!
on March 27, 2010
One of the best art books ever. With no doubt, Ellen is consolidated as one of the top photographers in our time, and an upcoming star for the history in photography. Her singular style and incredible fashion photographs are very well represented in this book. She's definitely in the league of the Avedon's and the Newton's. Taschen delivers once again a great soon to be classic, limited edition, with a great design and quality, soon to be worth more than the actual price.
There's no question "Ellen Von Unwerth is the next great one"...
on February 5, 2012
I am not going to load you with an erudite review. All I can say is that this is a superb collection of photographs for those who love the genre. Nice large images in a hard cover, big and heavy book. Some may find the images somewhat blurred or less than perfect. In fact few of them are technically impeccable. But that's beside the point. These images are meant to be fun and spontaneous and they achieve their goal in full. Also, no redunadant words, just a short foreword and a short biography at the end. Pity the names of the models are not indicated in the thumbnails at the end.
If you like Ellen's style just go for it: well worth the money and the shipping costs.