- Series: Schirmer art books on art, photography & erotics
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel (May 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3888146356
- ISBN-13: 978-3888146350
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #595,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best of Helmut Newton (Schirmer art books on art, photography & erotics) Paperback – May 1, 2004
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This collection of Helmut Newton's work casts a special focus on his harder edge images of women as sexually domineering and manipulative. Among the fetishes and voyeuristic images are some wonderful portraits of women, as well. The book is an interesting study in how strongly the personality of the model can be injected into a portrait, especially by the objects chosen, the setting, and the way clothes are worn. The essays do an excellent job of developing your understanding of his methods.
Before going further, please be aware that these images contain much female nudity in sexual situations and one male nude. If these images were in a motion picture, some would undoubtedly go beyond an "R" rating. Many of these images are not appropriate for children, in my view.
Many people think of Helmut Newton as a fashion photographer. These images focus instead on the timelessness of the female personality and role in "overcoming the other." "The clothes . . . only have one purpose: to insufficiently conceal the long, slender female bodies . . . [which] lack innocence." In each case, the women are "defiant."
I found his more playful images, rather than his darker side, the most rewarding. I especially liked "Sie Kommon" where the same scene is done first as dressed and then as naked. It is a stunning set of facing pages. In many other images, he appears in the photograph while taking it. Yet in other cases, the model is juxtaposed against a background object that creates a moderately sexual joke.Read more ›
those of Catherine Deneuve, Andy Warhol, Dalí, etc. Marvellous book!
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Helmut Newton was a innovator in black and white photos of naked women it unusual positions. The shadows and the target is always uniquePublished on December 4, 2013 by Bernard W. Martin
very good survey book hitting all the highlights. A good companion to hardcover "Work" of his photos. I loved it.Published on March 2, 2013 by joe
A masterpiece in black n white eroticism!!!!
Mr. Newton's works are ALWAYS masterpieces!!!!!
You can't go wrong and are GREAT pieces of conversation!!1
Beautiful photos of famous people in true Newton style
The man is absolutely genius !!
Decent printing of a nice choice of photographs.
If you like Hemut Newton's work, you will enjoy it.