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Models Close-Up Paperback – Bargain Price, April 15, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0789302551
  • ASIN: B000B85BFU
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,128,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
A book like this will normally be expected to contain lots of outstanding photographs with beautiful reproductions. Oddly, the photographs are the weakest part of the book. Much of the book is focused on brief, superficial interviews with famous model industry personalities conducted by David Bailey. The essays primarily repeat what popular magazines have said about the industry over the years, and are written in a similar style to that used in fashion magazines. If you are a younger person, and want to know about what modeling was like before the 90s, the text will probably be of some interest to you.
The essays begin with one about the role of the female model, and how these women emerged from being mannequins (or a blank canvases) who were often expoited into becoming well-known personalities who often developed nonmodeling careers (such as acting). The history of how agents went from controlling the industry (and getting 40 percent of the fees paid to the models) to losing control is then described. Some of the top fashion photographers are profiled next, along with their styles. Brief essays also look at designers, editors, the supermodel phenomenon, those who were harmed by becoming models (especially during heroin chic), and the fashion legends.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book has no redeeming value whatsoever. The photographs look bad, the content is bad and many of the models are has-beens who never were. Overall a waste of paper pulp, although I initially picked it up because I liked the cover.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have browsed through this book and find it extremely informative and creative in a way that it shows an insight to photography and models. The video was far better because it included all views and interviews that the society have been wanting to hear. The book may be lacking in some way as it did not show some models like Kate Moss in it's covers, I find this dissapointing as the video showed Kate much more. It is a pitty how documantaries on Kate are never made but all the other models get much more focus swirled around them.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By christina on January 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
Mario Sorrenti is not dead. You mentioned in the article that he died from a drug overdose. This, however, is not true. Mario's brother, Davide, died. Sorrenti has published a book on the life of his brother called "The Machine."
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