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Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka Hardcover – March 18, 2014

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (March 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847842266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847842261
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 11.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...compiled in Veruschka...present a rare glimpse of the blooking Vera, who would transform into the Amazonian icon of style known as Veruschka." -Quest

Veruschka captures the transformative moment in Veruschka’s career as a developing model, on the cusp of her entrée into the fashion vernacular…the lush compilation of images provide an intimate look in the emergence of an icon.” –Interview Magazine
“Taken in Rome, Capri and Sardinia, they show off a more coltish edition of the great model’s beauty than has been seen before, along with the innovative Italian fashion of the time with its imaginative sculptured details.” -WWD

"...never-before-seen images of the six-foot stunner..." -Elle

“In this lavish volume, the six-foot preternaturally long-limbed blonde..reveals her nascent talent for transformation.” –W Magazine
"[These images] bring to life a world rarely presented with such precision and clarity." -New York Times

"We can’t get enough of these images." -Brilliant Magazine

"If you love the 1960′s pop culture, you’ll love this. The 1960’s supermodel Verushcka was not always the famous, iconic model, actress and artist she is today. Veruschka was once Vera; a fresh-eyed, excited new German model...professional and informal poses provide irreplaceable information on 1960’s glamorous fashion and culture. These photos give a glimpse into the transformation of Vera to legendary Amazonian model Veruschka, right before the Moncada’s eyes. We can’t get enough of these images...never before seen precious photos will be sold in a lavish hardcover." -Society Diaries

"For all of the ways in which Moncada situates Veruschka among recognizable life in these pictures, whether people or nature, stray cats or chickens, his aim is not to normalize her, which would be a betrayal of her command as a performer, a mealy-mouthed capitulation to self-esteem and “the real,” that which we currently allow to rule our appreciation of beauty. Veruschka rules the settings of these photos..." -Los Angeles Review of Books

"Veruschka is a showcase for some very modern-looking sixties Italian fashions, Florence and Sardinia when they were still mostly undiscovered, and—above all—the transformation of Von Lehndorff from an angular young ingenue into the icon who would later entrance photographers like Avedon and directors like Antonioni." –

"...a vision of Vera just before she became Veruschka..." -Dujour

"Moncada had captured the German-born model in three thousand professional and informal poses, and a selection of these photographs is presented in this lavish volume Veruschka – From Vera to Veruschka Taken over the course of a year in Rome, plus seaside shoots in Capri, Sardinia, and other locales of la dolce vita, these images serve as an invaluable source of inspiration to aficionados of 1960s style, and also present a rare glimpse of the soon-to-be legendary model, transforming in front of Moncada’s camera into the icon that we came to know simply as Veruschka." -Life and Times
“Thousands of beautiful photos were taken, never developed, and sealed away in his trunk. Until now in a new book from Rizzoli New York. We can’t get enough of these...never-before-seen precious photos [will be] sold in a lavish hardcover edition.” –Brilliant Magazine

"Through the forgotten photographs in Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka, Moncada provides an intimate look at iconic model Veruschka, the face of 1960s glamour." -American Salon

About the Author

Veruschka is the legendary German model, actress, and artist. She appeared in Antonioni's Blow Up. Johnny Moncada (1928-2011) worked with the most important models of his time and was published in Italian Vogue, Linea Italiana, and Harper's Bazaar. Antonio Monfreda is a world-renowned art director based in Rome. Hamish Bowles is the European editor-at-large for Vogue and is recognized as one of the most respected authorities on the worlds of fashion and design. Valentina Moncada, Johnny Moncada's daughter, is a respected author and contemporary art curator and dealer based in Rome.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Varrell on March 27, 2014
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Disappointing. The book is too large to be a coffee table book. Too many blank pages - which I imagine is for affect. Not enough photographs non of her as I remember her with big hair. I understand these were personal photographs but there could have been some at the end of how the world saw her. Paid too much for this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Alexander on April 1, 2014
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Just received this book. What a disappointment! Seems like a typical Conde Nast vampirazation of their archives.
There is a reason these photos were never published, Moncada knew these were not good enough, not his best work.
Very sad.
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wonderful so great to see a beautiful young girl with all the stars in her eyes and really be the first super star model.
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