'From Today Painting is dead' : The Beginnings of Photography
100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear In Arizona Highways Magazine
1950s: Images of the 20th Century (Images of the 20th Century - Getty Images)
Aaron Siskind 55 Series
Alaska crude: Visions of the last frontier
Albert Watson: The Vienna Album
Alexander Rodcenko
An American Lens: Scenes from Alfred Stieglitz's New York Secession
American Monument
American Ruins
The Americans
Andre Kertesz
Angel's World: The New York Photographs of Angelo Rizzuto
Angus McBean Portraits
Another London
Ansel Adams: A Biography
Arizona: Magnificent Wilderness
Arnold Newman: At Work
Art Deco New York
The Art of Lee Miller
The Art of Rockefeller Center / Christine Roussel
August Sander: Citizens of the 20th Century: Portrait Photographs 1892-1952
Balenciaga Paris
Barbara Morgan (Aperture Masters of Photography)
Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as They Were Written
Beaton: Portraits
Bell Towers of Paris: A Stroll through the City of Light
Big Picture The Artistry of D'Arazien
Bill Brandt: Photographs 1928-1983
Black and White Dogs
Blitz - An Illustrated History
Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa
Brandt Nudes: A New Perspective
Brassai : Paris By Night
Brassai: The Monograph
Brooklyn Then and Now
Bruce Davidson: Central Park
Building With Light: An International History of Architectural Photography
Camera in London
A Camera on Unknown London
Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000
Cartier-Bresson's France
Celebrity: The Photographs of Terry O'Neill
Chavez Ravine: 1949
Chinese Album
Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection
Clifford Coffin: Photographs from Vogue, 1945 to 1955
Coincidences: Photographs By Sarah Moon
The Color of Wildness: A Retrospective, 1936-1985
The Concerned Photographer
A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman
A Country Camera, 1844-1914
Covered Bridges Across North America
"Creative Camera
Dag Alveng: Summer Light
David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows
David Seymour (Chim) (Monographs)
A day off: 120 photographs
The Depression Years as Photographed by Arthur Rothstein
Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley
Deus Ex Machina (Klotz)
Dialogue With Photography
Diana and Nikon
Discover Your Self Through Photography
A Dog's Life: A Book of Classic Photographs (Dog's Life)
Dorothea Lange : Photographs of a Lifetime
Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime (Aperture Monograph)
Dreaming in Black And White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery
Dreams of a Young Girl
E. O. Hoppe's Amerika: Modernist Photographs From the 1920's
E. O. Hoppé's Australia
Earthly Bodies
Edward Hopper: Light and Dark
Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light
Edward Weston (Midsize)
Eisenstaedt: Remembrances
Elliot Erwitt Snaps
Elliott Erwitt: To the Dogs
Eric Hosking's birds: Fifty years of photographing wildlife
Erich Salomon Portrait of an Age
Erwin Blumenfeld
Erwin Blumenfeld (Phaidon 55's)
Es Geschah an Der Mauer / It Happened at the Wall
Eugene Atget
An eye for a bird: The autobiography of a bird photographer
Eye to Eye
Faceless: The Most Famous Photographer in the World
Family Of Man, The
The Far East
Five Thousand Days: Press Photography in a Changing World
Forever Wild the Adirondacks
Formula 1 in Camera 1960-69
Four fabulous faces : Swanson, Garbo, Crawford, Dietrich
Fred Herzog: Photographs
Fulvio Roiter
George Tice: Paterson II
George Tice: Selected Photographs, 1953-1999 (Pocket Paragon Series)
Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity
Great British, The
The Great Wall of China
The Greek File: Images From a Mythic Land
Greta & Cecil
Grossinger's: City of Refuge and Illusion
Guy Bourdin
Harry Callahan
Headlands - The Marin Coast at the Golden Gate
Helen Levitt
Helluva Town: New York City in the 1940s and 50s
Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art
Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Propos de Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind's Eye
History's Anteroom - Photography in San Francisco 1906-1909
Hollywood in Kodachrome
The Hopi Photographs: Kate Cory 1905-1912
Horst Portraits: 60 Years of Style
Horst: His Work and His World
How we are: A book of photographs in six sections;
Hundred Thousand Exposures
Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits
Ilse Bing: Photography Through the Looking Glass
Image and Enterprise: The Photography of Adolphe Braun
Images of War
Imogen Cunningham: Portraiture
In and Out of Fashion
Inside Havana
The Irish File: Images from a Land of Grace
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints
Italia Mia
The Italians
Italy From Above
Jack Dykinga's Arizona by Jack Dykinga
Jacques Henri Lartigue, Photographer
John Blakemore
John Rawlings: 30 Years in Vogue
John Szarkowski: Photographs
Josef Sudek: Poet Of Prague (Aperture Monograph)
Karsh: A Sixty-Year Retrospective (Karsh)
Kodachrome: The American Invention of Our World, 1939-1959
Kodak Girl: from the Martha Cooper Collection
Lartigue's Riviera
The Last Steam Railroad in America
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Color in Transparency
The Leica and the Leica System
Leica: Witness to a Century
Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery
Life Along the Line: A Photographic Portrait of America's Last Great Steam Railroad - O Winston Link
Life in COlour
The Lives of Lee Miller
Looking For The Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott
Madeleine Vionnet
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photopoetry
Marc Riboud in China
Margaret Bourke-white: The Early Work, 1922-1930
Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936
Marion Post Wolcott, FSA Photographs. Introduction by Sally Stein.
Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs
Martin Munkacsi: An Aperture Monograph (Aperture)
Mary Ellen Mark (Phaidon 55s)
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Michael Kenna: A 20 Year Retrospective
Michael Wesely Open Shutter: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Naked: Flowers Exposed
Nature's Chaos
New York at Night
New York Today
No Title Here
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Portraits of Love: Great Romannces of the 20th Century
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The Quiet Hours: City Photographs
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Regina Relang: The Elegant World Of Regina Relang
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Rico Puhlmann a Fashion Legacy: Photographs and Illustrations 1955-1996
River of Colour
Riviera Cocktail
Robert Capa: Photographs (Aperture Monograph)
Robert Capa: The Paris Years 1933-54
Robert Weingarten: 6:30 A.M.
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Sam Abell:The Photographic Life
San Francisco - Photographs by Santi Visalli
Saul Leiter: Early Color
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Author: Alison M. Gingeras
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Genre: Collections, Catalogues & Exhibitions
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Summary: One of the Greatest Innovators of Fashion Photography; New Book Provides the Perfect Introduction To a Legendary Career.
Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) was one of the world's greatest innovators of fashion photography. While his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton achieved great notoriety and fame, Bourdin remains relatively unknown to the general public. But within the worlds of fashion and photography, he is a legend. Known for his difficult personality and groundbreaking images that mixed glamour, seduction and surrealism, the impact of Bourdin's work on both commercial and fine art photography continues to resonate today.
GUY BOURDIN, by Guggenheim curator Alison M. Gingeras, provides an illustrated overview of Bourdin's entire career featuring both iconic images, lesser-known photos and an introductory essay that provides a fresh perspective on his life and work, 15 years after his death.
Guy Bourdin worked for French Vogue for over 30 years where he demanded and was allowed full editorial control of his work. During the 1970's and 1980's, his photographs also filled the pages of international fashion magazines in campaigns for Charles Jourdan, Bloomingdales, Versace, Chanel and Dior. Bourdin's approach to advertising campaigns reflected a distinct change in this period by rejecting the `product shot' in favor of atmospheric, often surreal tableaux and suggestions of narrative. Bourdin was not alone in demystifying the object, but he was the most radical in his approach.
Gingeras' accessible introduction looks back on Bourdin's career and places him both in the context of his time and within the history of photography. She reveals that it's no accident that he is not a household name today because "during his lifetime, Bourdin refused to exhibit or sell his fashion photographs as autonomous prints...turning down offers to publish monographic studies of his work." The only "book" he ever made was a lingerie catalogue for Bloomingdales in 1976. By the time he died Bourdin succeeded in guaranteeing the anonymity he always wanted. But now, years later, his influence reigns on. In a recent The New York Times article, fashion writer Tim Blanks said, "Bourdin makes more sense now than he did 20 years ago... (he) had a scarily acute understanding of the heart of darkness that pulsates under society's glossy exterior."
There are numerous previously unpublished photos in Phaidon's GUY BOURDIN, in particular early works that were discovered in the Bourdin personal archive. The book succeeds in filling out the formative years of Bourdin's oeuvre as well as celebrating his most iconic images.
Guy Bourdin's fashion shoots were mysterious, hypnotic, surreal, exposing the true and unnerving nature of desire. He showed that, within the context of fashion, it is rarely the product that compels us. It is the image - carefully staged narrative of sexual fantasy, the quest for the unattainable with a suggestion of danger - that stimulates consumer desire.