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Face of Fashion Hardcover – February 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications (February 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855143836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855143838
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,691,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Face of Fashion is a collection of unconventionally intimate portraits by some of the most provocative fashion photographers working today..." --Harper's Bazaar

"...a book dedicated to the photography of some of fashion's most influential contemporary shutterbugs." --Elle Magazine

"In our airbrushed, celeb-saturated world, how refreshing is Face of Fashion, a book of celebrity portraits based on an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery, featuring Madonna, Kate Moss, and Natalia Vodianova in unconventional poses." --Marie Claire

"This striking book presents some of today's most creative and original fashion photographers and their intensely unconventional and intimate portraits. The images reveal how fame, fashion, and art have radically changed portraiture in recent years." --City: The Destination for Style --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on April 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
If you think of fashion photography as being the pictures of clothes draped across beautiful bodies to be shown in advertisements, you will find only a small percentage of the pictures in this book to meet that expectation. Instead here you will find photographs that are striking, that don't really fit with the idea of selling a dress. Indeed if 'fashion' implies clothes, some of the pictures here don't show any clothes at all, just the form of the model.

The result is a collection of photographs that show what the best of the best of photographers are doing today. Striking, yes. Disturbing, sometimes. Beautiful, often. Sexy, usually. Each page brings something to the eye that's usually a surprise.
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Format: Hardcover
The contemporary fashion portrait is the focus in FACE OF FASHION, which brings together paintings made for the fine arts yet embodying fashion styles, standards, and art. The array of photographers whose works appear here all have a distinct, unique style within fashion photography, making FACE OF FASHION an excellent juxtaposition of varying approaches and styles and a top pick for any college-level art or fashion library. Full-page color images blend with essays and writings about the photographer's approach and the fashion and art worlds.
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