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Whitney: Tribute to an Icon [Kindle Edition]

Pat Houston , Clive Davis , Randee St. Nicholas
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whitney Houston’s extraordinary voice made her a star. Her beauty, style, and spirit made her an icon.

In this magnificent collection, more than twenty of the world’s top photographers have joined together to celebrate the brilliant woman they were privileged to capture through their camera lenses. These photographs are a testament to Whitney’s dazzling physical presence, but they also remind us that she was a multidimensional woman: powerful, vulnerable, commanding, enchanting, thoughtful, bewitching . . . and absolutely unforgettable— a singer whose smile was as bright and true as her voice.

Curated by renowned photographer Randee St. Nicholas, these images, which span thirty years of Whitney Houston’s career, are a fitting tribute to a legendary recording artist, style icon, and devoted mother, who touched millions of lives by doing what she loved.

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About the Author

Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and close friend, was also her longtime manager. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Randee St Nicholas is one of the music and entertainment industries' most acclaimed portrait photographers. She photographed Whitney numerous times throughout her career and directed the music video for "I'm Every Woman." She lives in Los Angeles.

Clive Davis has been a leading music industry executive for more than four decades. As chairman of Arista Records, he signed the young Whitney Houston to the label and helped her become one of the top-selling recording artists of all time.

Product Details

  • File Size: 29588 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (November 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EKBXWW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,395 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful gift for Whitney Houston's fans! November 29, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What can I say? This is the best tribute to Whitney Houston.
The book is large, heavy and it is done well: it's a pleasure to hold it in your hands.
Photos are incredibly beautiful. And there are a lot of really rare things like shots from some well-known photoshoots that have never published before.
What I didn't like about the book is the way some (very few though) pictures lay on two pages, so some part of it is folded. There are a couple of photos where the part of the face is folded, which counts as a mistake when you typeset a photobook.
But when you turn the page and look at the other picture, you forget about all the mistakes, because there are a lot of breath-taking photos there.
So I wish to thank people who created this book. And if you have people who truly love Whitney Houston among your friends, trust me, it's going to be the best gift for Christmas.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars upsetting December 14, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I am a gigantic, heartbroken fan. I must buy this book because of my love for Whitney. What I don't like is that it's written by Pat Houston. An opportunist. I don't like that she will profit more from Whitney's demise. Ie...that ignorant tv show she is spearheading. I have not watched it, and will not watch it. I hope it gets cancelled. Hey, Pat, let your sister-in-law, rest in peace. Stop trying to figure out ways to make money off of her death. Let this book be the last of it. Now go get a job.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nevertheless... December 3, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm not at all feeling Clive or the people who surrounded Whitney, who continue to monetize her. I get shady vibes, and don't want to give them my money (or viewer ratings). But I couldn't resist this one...
Many of these are photos you've seen before, but larger. Nevertheless, you can't go wrong with so stunning and singular a subject.
God Bless You, Whitney! Wishing you eternal peace.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected! November 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This not a great download for Android, the words were difficult to read and if it wasn't for the great pictures of her my money would have wasted!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great January 7, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter is a Whitney fan and she loved it. It was a Christmas gift that I as her mother thought she would enjoy
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney: Tribute to an Icon January 1, 2013
Format:Hardcover
This is a beautifully crafted book that does absolute justice to Whitney. To me all fans should have this book as it has the most beautiful photos to remind us all just how photogenic this superstar was.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was hoping for.... December 19, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
but still worth keeping. A photo essay of the most beautiful, talented, giving, and misunderstood women of our time. I was hoping for photos that were never seen before. Some yes, but most I've already seen, so a little disappointed and I wasn't impressed with the way some of the most beautiful were positioned in such a way that it took 2 pages.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tribute to a true icon January 4, 2013
By Stevie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book contains some amazing photos although I was slightly dissappointed that the Richard Avedon shoot for the "Whitney" album is missing altogether. They could have also included some different takes on her most iconic moments (the '80s are pretty much ignored and there are no shots off the I'm Your Baby Tonight shoot with her brown leather jacket). I would have loved to have the "hipper" Whitney be better reflected too (video stills off the "Fine" video could have been in there instead of 4 or 5 off the All The Man That I need video, more off the My Love is Your Love tour, VMAs 2000 and that shot when she's wearing the pink fur and snake pants in the David LaChapelle shoot for the greatest hits 2000). Apart form this, it's a fantastic collection of a truely beautiful and captivating woman!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Iconic
Worth every penny. The book is very large. Each image is crisp and of fantastic quality. No words are needed. And every Whitney Houston fan needs to add this to their collection.
Published 3 hours ago by Monique
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.
Published 11 days ago by Sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very well done.thanks.
Published 17 days ago by zaza shengelia
2.0 out of 5 stars A book of pictures and one page of text.
I expected this book to be of Whitney's life but instead it is a book of 99.9% of pictures. If you typed the text it would probably not make a full page. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME coffee table book!!!
This book is filled with the most beautiful, memorable pictures Whitney. Well done!! I only wish I'd known her personally..maybe we'll meet in heaven. Love BB
Published 3 months ago by Beeb's
5.0 out of 5 stars I am very pleased
I wasnt going to order the book at first, I did read reviews online (some were negative) mainly of Pat Houston, Whitneys sister in law who is the author and helped to have this... Read more
Published 6 months ago by L. S. Milton
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a special look at Whitney.
Whitney fans will LOVE this book. Many photos that have never
been seen make it so special. She was so beautiful in every way,
and this book captures her spirit. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Laurie Italia
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Love love love the pictures in this book. Beautifully put together and tbought out. With a face like Whitney u can never go wrong with her pix. Pure beauty
Published 7 months ago by Roslynn Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney Houston
A great collection of beautiful pictures of Whitney. Whitney fans will love this book Cannot find better pictures than this. And it is a large "coffee table" booko.
Published 12 months ago by D. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem of a book.
Love, love, love this book. The pictures are great and give you a real picture of the highs and lows of Whitney"s life. Read more
Published 13 months ago by marie leroy
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