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Lillian Bassman: Lingerie Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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Lillian Bassman is a beloved figure in the pantheon of fashion photographers. Her signature style, once described by Richard Avedon as making “visible that heartbreaking invisible place between the appearance and the disappearance of things,” offers a sensuous and intimate vision of modern women. She lives in New York City.
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She was one of last true artists in photography. Its people like her, that made fashion photography into art, and it was art for a while, till it got degraded once again to its present level. Dont look at this album as some sort of historical excursion into lingerie or any kind of guidance on advertising (she did quite a number of advertising shoots for large lingerie accounts back in days).
This is artistic collection.
And if you tempted to buy it in electronic format - dont. Buy a real printed album - these prints do deserve to be viewed as intended - printed on paper.
And most of all - enjoy it. Enjoy vision of true artist from bygone era of photography that was driven by inspirations from art, dance, ballet, music and paintings. Era when Avedon, Schteichen , Penn created their masterpieces. And so did Lillian Bassman.
I highly recommend it in addition to the Women book.
About this book: This book was compiled by Lillian and her children. It focuses on her 50s and 40s work, but it includes later pieces as well. There is a short intro, then the book is photo after beautiful photo. There are approximately 127 pages in this hard cover book. The book's dimensions are approximately 8x13. The book is all black and white photographs.
About Lillian Bassman: Lillian Bassman is a Fine Art/ Fashion photographer who is well known for her high contrast portraits. She takes fashion and beauty to a whole new level. Her compositions are amazing. Sadly, she died in February 2012. In my opinion, Lillian is perhaps one of the greatest portrait photographer ever.
What this book is not: This book does not represent most lingerie photographs of the 1950s; it represents Lillian Bassman's lingerie work. This book is not a pin up book, but it is a fine art/fashion photography book.
The moral of this review, get some Lillian Bassman and enjoy her genius.