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181. The Art of Haute Couture
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182. William Klein: Portfolio (Stern
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183. Erwin Blumenfeld
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184. Nylons: Girls next door in erotic
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185. Black & White Model Photography:
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186. Antonio Berardi: Sex and Sensibility
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187. Fashion Images
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188. Men Without Ties Postcard Book
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189. Porn?Fashion Photographers Explore
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190. The Impossible Image
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191. High Impact Portrait Photography:
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192. Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce
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193. Vogue Book of Blondes
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194. The Male Mystique: Men's Magazine
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195. Michel Comte: Twenty Years 1979-1999
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196. Any Objections?
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197. Beneath It All : 100 Years of
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198. Fun & Games : Male Models
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199. The Journey Of A Woman: 20 Years
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200. Coty: The Brand of Visionary

181. The Art of Haute Couture
by Victor Skrebneski, Laura Jacobs
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Asin: 0789200228
Catlog: Book (1995-10-01)
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Sales Rank: 118651
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars art of fashion
this is the most inspiring book. i love the beautiful designs, and this is a wonderful way to bring art into your home.

5-0 out of 5 stars Skrebneski's talent as a premier fashion photographer shines
Skrebneski brings the passion in these gowns worn by models to life in his dramatically light photographs.

The gowns of Sardian, John Anthony, Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Erik Mortensen, Geoffery Beene, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Dior, Gerre, Feraud, Galanos, De Givenchy (his source of inspiration throught out his career) Charles James, Lacroix, Lanvin, Montana, Laroche Norell, Poiret, Erte, Ricci, Gerard Pipart, Saint Laurent, Arnold Scaasi, Scherrer, Schiaparelli, Ungaro, Valentino, Philippe Venet, Versace, Mdme. Vionnet and Vera Wang are photographed in the most dramatic sense. The detail of couture is fully illustrated.

This book is an inspiration to all who are interested in fashion design.

5-0 out of 5 stars very good, a must for all lovers of fashion
Pages are opened to reveal an almost disturbing beauty in the photographs by Victor Skrebneski of the world's greatest clothes. The book, The Art of Haute Couture, blurs the line between fashion and art until there is no distinction. Emphasis falls on various designers - arguably the best of our time - such as Givenchy and Chanel. In the photographs a portrayal of a beautiful, sophesticated and unreal type of life seems to unfold in the simple photography of beautiful clothes. Truly glamorous, this in a rare find for a lover of fashion, a must for someone who considers couture masterpieces, and designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Versace nothing less than geniuses of art. ... Read more


182. William Klein: Portfolio (Stern Portfolio Library)
by William Klein
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Asin: 3570001210
Catlog: Book (1999-01-01)
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 878241
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exploring the street
This book/magazine/portfolio was one of my first introductions to William Klein and I'm thouroughly impressed. The book is in German, so it makes it difficult to read the captions and the text. It is basically a portfolio of Klein's work from 1954 until 1997 from all around the world. Klein's street photography style is unique and his photos are awesome, so it's almost not necessary to know what it's about.

Klein mixes up his work with a variety of portraits, candid moments of street photography and backstage at fashion and body builder shows. He get's right next to many of his subjects without any of them the wiser. In his portraits he captures an essence of these people's exciting lives and shows something that many portrait photographers are missing.

As the book progresses from 1954 until 1997 you have a great opportunity to see how Klein grew, changed and got even closer to his subjects without them noticing him.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves looking at street photography or enviromental portraiture. ... Read more


183. Erwin Blumenfeld
by Michel Metayer
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Asin: 0714841935
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Sales Rank: 504630
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

An accessible, collectable book on Erwin Blumenfeld. Blumenfeld (1897–1969) is one of the 20th century’s most influential fashion photographers. Born in 1897 in Berlin, Germany, Blumenfeld eventually made his way to New York City where he would cast an indelible influence on American fashion photography in the 1940s and 50s. Chiefly known for his editorial work for American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and for his advertising campaigns for Elizabeth Arden and Neiman-Marcus, Blumenfeld’s photographs are rich in their hybrid imagery, melding celebrities, saturated colour, strong black and white graphical images, and eroticism. This Blumenfeld book includes both his iconic fashion photographs and his lesser known but equally important surrealist and collage work that he developed outside his commercial work. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great photographer
I was really impressed by this careful selection of photographs by one of the most inventive photographers of the twentieth century. These beautifully printed images lead us through the life of Erwin Blumenfeld, from Holland, to Paris, to the United States. The photographs lead us through Blumenfeld's endless creativity from striking political photos (of Hitler in 1933) topure beauty , and on to fashion in the fifties. Many of the interesting captions are taken from Blumenfeld's autobiography Eye to I which I had read with great interest a few years ago. The photographs (55) color and Black and white are placed in chronological order and some of them had not been published before.
The variety of techniques and darkroom magic displayed here is a stunning lesson in photography and this book can be as well considered as a first approach to Erwin Blumenfeld's work as a more in-depth perception, thanks also to the excellent introduction by Michel Métayer. ... Read more


184. Nylons: Girls next door in erotic
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Asin: 3980587673
Catlog: Book (2001-03-02)
Publisher: Goliath Corp.
Sales Rank: 90069
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

A stocking fetishist turns his obsession into a profession and photographs his anonymous female neighbours in nylons: shy girls, upright housewives and uninhibited working girls present themselves in all innocence. Like no other accessory, nylon transforms almost every woman into an erotic being. Women's legs become their seductive secret and it doesn't take long to succumb to their fascination. Quickly, the desire and passion felt for this filigreed swath of fabric becomes an obsession. ... Read more

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars real, really - true & good
If you are a lover of fully fashioned nylon stockings then you'll want to add this book to your collection. As you would expect from the title it contains sets of photographs of young ladies (the girls next door) in various states of undress, both indoors and out. Most are wearing stockings and suspenders, though a few hold-ups and tights (pantyhose) have crept in. The majority of the stockings featured are fully fashioned - the real things, with a "keyhole" at the top of a genuine seam! There are more than 440 photographs in total, in about 40 sets, and Uwe's passion for his subject matter shows through clearly. Not yet in the same league as Elmer Batters (see "Elmer Batters - from the tips of the toes to the top of the hose", and "Elmer Batters - legs that dance to Elmer's tune", both published by Taschen), Uwe Fülleborn has nevertheless produced some creditable pictures. My only criticisms are that the quality of a very small number of the photos leaves something to be desired, and that they are all in black and white. A number of Uwe's photographs in this book have already appeared in colour in the German leg art magazine "Laufmasche" (published by Verlag Ulrike Fülleborn), where they make a much bigger impact.

4-0 out of 5 stars Erm...self explanatory really
This stocking fetishist turned photographer has crammed a huge amount of black and white pictures into this saucy little gallery of nylon. If you like fully fashioned stockings then you'll love this book. As the title suggests, the models are "girls next door" types so don't expect to see top notch glamour girls in professionally lit scenarios. Having said that, most of the models are still very pretty and certainly aren't lacking in sex appeal. The style of photography is very similar to that of Elmer Batters but with better looking models and not so much emphasis on the feet. Some of the pictures could have done with a bit more care being taken on focussing whilst others seem to have been let down by poor printing. Mostly the photos are of a pretty decent standard though. This is just one man photographing the thing he loves most; girls in stockings. I would have awarded 5 stars but the author has seen fit to include a few pictures of girls in tights.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Very Bad
Pathetic quality of the pictures.
This is a really poor work.
Don't waiste your time and money.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book
As someone who has a devout stocking - leg fetish, this book is on my list of top 5 leg books. I find the amateurish photography highly erotic. This book is like finding a box of nude - fetish photos that have been hidden in the attic for only the photographer to see. I would rather look at photographs of this sort than the over glamorized photographs in many of the photo books you will find on the market today. The models are beautiful and real, flaws and all. Walking down the street I can't help but wonder if some of he girls I pass may have been in this book. Enjoy, you will feel as though you found a hidden treasure.

1-0 out of 5 stars Aweful aesthetics
Don't bother with this book. The quality of the images are very poor. They are aesthetically weak and technically bad. You are better off buying Elmer Batters, or one of the Legs books by either carlton or Donna Karan.

They shouldn't be charging for such amateurish work. ... Read more


185. Black & White Model Photography: Techniques & Images
by Bill Lemon
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Asin: 0936262680
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Amherst Media
Sales Rank: 451265
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile Book, But Don't Use It To Learn Photography
Although the title of this book suggests this would be a book to read to learn black and white model photography, it really is not. However, I still believe it is an excellent book to buy for a number of reasons, and well worth adding to your collection if your interest is in doing black and white photography of women, particularly nudes. First, the book has technical details of each image (film type, camera, lens, lighting, exposure, etc.) and that sort of information is very useful to a photographer who may be interested in, for example, how various brands of film compare. Secondly, there are some hints, which may prove useful. For the most part, these hints are excellent, but one has to be careful to evaulate each hint, as they are not all good in my opinion. Thirdly, the models are quite beautiful for the most part, making the book worthwhile for those who appriciate images of beautiful nude women.

Now, for the negative ... Although the women Bill Lemon has chosen as models are beautiful, the photography is a bit of a disappointment. In my opinion it is at the level of an advanced amateur. The author/photographer has found some image concepts that work, particularly the contrast of beautiful soft skin against rough wood, but that concept is repeated too much. The photos are not incredibly creative, and they tend to all look pretty similar. I do have to credit Bill Lemon for taking photos where the model looks beautiful, and I'm fairly sure the models who posed for him are quite happy with the photos he has taken. Most models, understandingly, care almost exclusively how they look in the photo, and are fairly indifferent to how creative or artistic the photo is.

I believe the positive aspects of this book far outweigh the negatives, and therefore reccomend it, provided the reader is aware of the above limitations and takes them into account.

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book filled with unforgettable images
In researching fashion photography for a modeling book, I came across Bill Lemon's work. From the breathtaking images to the informative way he goes into details regarding this style of photography - this book is a great resource. Not only for photographers interested in doing glamour photography, but for models who want to explore this artform as well.

2-0 out of 5 stars Black and White model Photography-technique& Images
I found that the photographer lacked in creative ability and does not have a solid background in photography-(if any). The photos are average in every respect. I found that most of the photos were done in a copycat manner, and the photographer does not have his own personal style. Therefore, nothing is fresh or unique about the work in this book. It is strictly for an amateur level person who is just strating out.

5-0 out of 5 stars not bad
this book was ok, the women where amazing and each photo had a lot of information on the camera used and how it was takin. a book that is worth buying if your are seriously interested in commercial or model photography.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning photographic works by a talented artist
After purchasing several other books in the field of glamour and nude photography, I came across this book, Black and White Model Photography. Although I do not usually shoot in Black and White, the techniques are presented in such a way that easy to understand. The author covers a wide range of situations that allowed me to learn more about my photography. When I was stuck on a particular topic, I telephoned the author who was very helpful in describing what needed to be done. I also learned that he conducts seminars throughout the country, and I fully plan to attend one. ... Read more


186. Antonio Berardi: Sex and Sensibility (Cutting Edge (New York, N.Y. : Watson-Guptill).)
by Tamsin Blanchard
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Asin: 0823012077
Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Sales Rank: 773365
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A leading light in London's fashion scene, this young designer embarked on his meteoric rise only a year after graduating from design school in 1994, and now continues his rapid ascent with showrooms in Milan and Paris. Berardi's clothes are known for their innovative cutting and are a magic mix of soft and sharp; they can be delicately crafted sweet nothings or predatorily feminine tailorings in leather. A reinterpretation of traditional craft is one his hallmarks, such as a bobbin-lace dress worn by Naomi Campbell that took fourteen sewers nearly four months to make. His spectacular shows attract celebrity crowds that have included Demi Moore, Prince, Posh Spice, and David Beckham. ... Read more


187. Fashion Images
by Roberta Hochberger Gruber
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Asin: 0137524862
Catlog: Book (1999-06-11)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 509425
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This book focuses on the development of a fashion croquis—a nude sketch of a fashion figure, created in any media the artist/designer deems necessary, used as a template on which the designer will draw garments.It is intended not only as a primer for aspiring designers, but also as a reference book that reflects the ongoing changes that face todayÕs designers and the resulting need for increased agility in drawing and accurate visual communication skills. ÿ ... Read more


188. Men Without Ties Postcard Book
by Gianni Versace
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Asin: 0789252171
Catlog: Book (1996-02-01)
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Sales Rank: 916730
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars a good book
It is a good book, but not great as his another one: Rock and Royalty, Versace/Avedon. If you are a fan of Versace, then it's worth to buy one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A big MAGNIFICENT book full of real hunks and stallions!
If you're a female (or well, at least a gay), better brace yourself and get ready for a glossy, eye-filling page after page of the finest young men ever born and bred in the whole world! Those sexy studs are very artfullydepicted here in a stylish vein by a very creative fashion designer likeGianni Versace and most of them are quite scantily-clad and some of themeven completely naked. A very bold and unconventional piece of art that youcan find on any coffee table! Too bad this handsome album is just plain tooexpensive for me to merely pluck right off a bookstore shelf!

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just The Men--The Photographic Inter-Melding
Okay, the males are stylish and handsome both--possessed of muscles, adorned with Versace's jubilant, expressionistic attire. But there's more expressionism in the photos themselves. I know of no other book wherevisual images (here, photos) are not just presented 1-2-3 in staticprocession, but where portions are repeated--echoed later on--blended withfollowing photos--in a creative interweaving which can only be"art" in the definition of "dynamic combination of symmetryor order, and asymmetry or tension." A beach scene appears, then isblended with another scene later. And interblended with the written text,too. Rare is this twin-starring of word and image, plus thispermutation-and-combination of images. Only in comics do word and image sovitally interact. So check out this book for its design-artistry, as wellas its aesthetic dudes.....

5-0 out of 5 stars What caught my attention............
was supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg on the cover. That's why I brought it home! But when I opened it up, I was thrilled to see that every photo was marvelous and artful. Kudos and love to the late Versace, who created thisbrilliant piece of art.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great!Great photos, fabulous layout!
I am a fanatic of artistic photography of the male.It is the only way to see and appreciate the beautiful male body without a huge label of "pornography."Many photographers cannot separate these twothings, art and porn, however Versace does it.His book could be readseveral times without looking at a word.Thank you Gianni and thanks toyour models!!! ... Read more


189. Porn?Fashion Photographers Explore Erotica
by Vision on
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Asin: 0953747972
Catlog: Book (2003-02)
Publisher: Vision On Publishing
Sales Rank: 109163
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Porn is not dead, but it's not feeling itself either.The quantity of pornography being consumed is greater than ever, but what was once disguised by a brown paper bag is now the subject of mainstream movies and the subtext of global news stories.Somewhere between the explicit revelations about President Clinton's sex life and the making of The People vs Larry Flynt, dirt lost much of its ability to stain leaving something of a cultural vacuum in the process.Provocative questions about sexual imagery and the sex industry in the western world have now been explored by an idea storm in the form of a groundbreaking book:Porn?The concept of leading edge British monthly Dazed & Confused, and creatively overseen by award-winning art director Tom Hingston, Porn? brings together a sexually balanced orgy of the world's top fashion, art and documentary photographers, illustrators and writers, filling a space between low-brow porn and high art erotica.Sensual images mix with absurd and provocative conceits:Martina Hoogland Ivanov provokes on the first page with pigs having sex; David Weightman's beautifully layered images of antique family portraits are combined with hard-core shots in a subtly disturbing mix; Richard Fearless slows the pace with his snail porn shots.From studies of sex aids to the succulent surfaces of meat, Porn?'s razor-sharp design acts as a prism for the concept of pornography, deconstructing the industrialised voyeurism of ailing medium-core and turning it into something far more stimulating. ... Read more


190. The Impossible Image
by Mark Sanders
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Asin: 0714839671
Catlog: Book (2000-01-06)
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Sales Rank: 373365
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful stuff!
The photographs are really captivating! They are all from Brit pop magazines like The Face and BIG... It's really worth to get this book and make it part of your artistic senses collection. Some of the photographs aren't really special and are TOO obviously alterted by computer (which even I can do it) but a lot of them are fresh ideas. The 6 ladies including the one on the cover are already stunning for a start so, well! ... Read more


191. High Impact Portrait Photography: Creative Techniques for Dramatic, Fashion-Inspired Portraits
by Lori Brystan
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Asin: 158428062X
Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Amherst Media
Sales Rank: 297208
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Examining the creative process behind portrait photography for media and advertising, this book will help photographers create and sell portraits that look like they were pulled from the latest fashion magazine. Creating portraits of men, women, couples, teens, children, and families, this guide explores a variety of simple techniques for adding a high-impact feel to photography. In some instances, unconventional posing adds the right flair to a shot; in others, alternative processing of the film adds a dramatic blast of color. Creative props, action shots, and clothing selection also help add impact to portraits. Also shown is how these techniques can easily be implemented in either the studio or on location. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars I liked this book
I guess because it is the first photography book that I liked the pictures and was able to reproduce the look without to much equipment. I think the key is the c-41 b/w film.

1-0 out of 5 stars SELF INDULGENT AND AMATUERISH AT BEST
I've read hundreds of photography books written by legends and little-knowns. This is one the worst. The photography is inconsistent from occasionally very good to absolutely amatuerish snapshots and the insights into technique ramble through a rehash of often poorly described and thought out notions not based in fact from one example to the next to the next to the next, on and on and on. For instance, Ms. Brystan's obsession with supposedly "overexposing" film to acheive clean, flawless skin tones is meaningless since the photos are, in most cases, printed with the skin tones as normal (one stop lighter than middle tone for the exclusively caucasion subjects) and with "flaws" (freckles, blemishes, etc.) quite apparent. I suspect she doesn't realize her camera's meter is not calibrated correctly and has taken to "overexposing" to correct what is really an equipment issue though she's convinced she's discovered an innovative approach to her subjects. From the opening pages she revels in not being a trained photographer, but, trust me, a semester in a basic photography class at any local technical college would do her a world of good, if she can admit to herself that her ignorance is not a blessing to her craft or her readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Inspiration & Ideas
I found Lori Brystan's book very useful. Not a lot of technical data within, but that's not the purpose of the book. There's plenty of those out there. There are lot's of shots within with good descriptions on set up for each picture. I appreciated the her description with the lighting. How it was positioned and where it came from. Mainly a good book to study the pictures and get some inspiration on shooting portraits that don't look like ordinary portraits.

3-0 out of 5 stars More of the same
This is an attractive book with attractive shots - in a ho-hum kind of way. I saw nothing "High Imapct" in the images, however. The author simply relates how certain shots were made in the all-to-familiar style of this genre. Would much rather see someone get into the philosophy of lighting in an interesting discussion style book (Not the old mannequin heads of the past). I wish writers would actually let us get inside their thought processes - maybe shooting images for a book rather than compiling images already done into a book. ... Read more


192. Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography
by Ulrich Lehmann, Jessica Morgan, Gilles Lipovetsky
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Asin: 377571135X
Catlog: Book (2002-04-15)
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
Sales Rank: 101225
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Nan Goldin shoots campaigns for Prada, David LaChapelle does Camel cigarette ads, and Jurgen Teller got his start photographing models in "i-D", "W", and "The Face". The debate between aesthetic images and commercial pressure has perhaps never been so relevant and complex as it is today, with the increasing commercialization of the art world, the not insignificant exploratory aspects of fashion photography, and our constantly expanding realm of visual references. To study these tensions and overlaps, "Chic Clicks" invited some 40 photographers to present both their free work and their published editorials from fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. Photographers well-known for their commercial work offer personal and exploratory prints; those who gained prominence in the fine arts display work they were subsequently hired to do for fashion companies and magazines. Accompanying essays approach fashion photography from various perspectives, from that of cutting-edge fashion magazines to the field of contemporary art photography. The photographers: Fred Aufray, Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm, Jean-Francois Carly, Donald Christie, Philippe Cometti, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Corinne Day, Horst Diekgerdes, Nathaniel Goldberg, Alexei Haye, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Tom Lignau & Frank Schuhmacher, Richard Prince, Blaise Reutersward, Cindy Sherman, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Hannah Starkey, Larry Sultan, Ike Ude, Erwin Wurm, and others
Edited by Ulrich Lehmann & Jessica Morgan. Essays by Gilles Lipovetsky, Urs Stahel, Valerie Williams, Olivier Zahm. Introduction by Jill Medvedow. Photographers include: Fred Aufray, Anuschka Blommers, Jean-Francois Carly, Donald Christie, Philippe Comet, Corinne Day, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Horst Diekgerdes, Nathaniel Goldberg, Alexei Haye, Inez van Lamsweerde, Tom Lignau, Vinoodh Matadin, Richard Prince, Blaise Reutersward, Frank Schuhmacher, Cindy Sherman, Niels Schumm, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Hannah Starkey, Larry Sultan, Ike Ude, Edwin Wurm.

9 x 12 in.
420 color illustrations ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I love the work in this book and have been seeking out several of the photographers. Mikael Jansson, Larry Sultan, Terry Richardson, Alexei Hay, Antonio Spinoza... the work is amazing. This book is a great collection.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible show
I attended the show this book is based on at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and was extremely disappointed. The photographs selected for the show were without merit and neither my friend nor I were able ascertain what the show purported to illustrate, which is the relationship between commercial fashion work and personal artistic expression. I suggest passing this one by, its not worth it. ... Read more


193. Vogue Book of Blondes
by Kathy Phillips, Donatella Versace
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Asin: 0670892599
Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
Publisher: Viking Penguin Inc
Sales Rank: 293953
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

A beautiful, stylish celebration of the cult of the blonde

If you've only one life, live it as a blonde" are the immortal words of a Clairol ad, and they set the stage for Kathy Phillips's treatment of the world of the blonde, natural or dyed, past or present, male or female. Complete with a "Blonde Bible" and "All you need to know about being blonde"--a practical guide to blonding techniques--here are blondes of all shapes and sizes, from film stars, and rock babes, to sports heroes and catwalk queens. The Vogue Book of Blondes heralds the sex kittens of the 1930s such as Jean Harlow and Veronica Lake, peroxide pop stars including Blondie and Billy Idol, male sex symbols such as Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio, and blonde icons, from Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe to Princess Diana and Madonna. This beautifully illustrated compendium features the work of world class photographers such as David Bailey, Mario Testino, and Herb Ritts. If it's true that blondes have more fun, then The Vogue Book of Blondes is a perfect gift for the blonde or aspiring blonde in your life. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not about real blondes
This book is not about blondes; it is about brunettes who bleach their hair. Real blondes - those who got their hair colour from their genes and not out of a bottle - will be disappointed, as there's nothing in this book that relates to them. There is a lot of interesting information about the bottle blondes like Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna but real blondes are quite something different.

5-0 out of 5 stars the blonde mystique
great book, wonderful layout and pictures, great writing. very whimsical and a great example of modern writing and interest. recommended to anyone interested in popular culture!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sooo enjoyable to read... even for brunettes
Very complete and informative, this book deals with the history and psychology of the so called dumb blondes. The text is brilliant and the pictures outstanding. Let's enjoy the icones such as Madonna or Marilyn Monroe (Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve etc) and the advices of the international who's who of colourists. ... Read more


194. The Male Mystique: Men's Magazine Ads of the 1960s and '70s
by Jacques Boyreau
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Asin: 0811841286
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Sales Rank: 306652
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What does it mean to be a man? Is it the size of your quadraphonic hi-fi equipment or the fit of your flares? The Male Mystique presents a swinging vision of the ideal male-dominated lifestyle -- at least, as seen through the looking-glass of men's magazine ads of the 1960s and '70s. This is Total Male Living as it was meant to be: a world of musk, whiskey, polyester slacks, "male comfort spray," and, of course, babes. With 150 swaggering print advertisements presenting an astonishing array of swarthy delights, crass copy, and surprise celebrity sightings, The Male Mystique is tribute to the time when testosterone was in vogue and Stay-Prest stayed pants at the ready. Ladies, please don't crush the velour. ... Read more


195. Michel Comte: Twenty Years 1979-1999
by Beda Achermann
list price: $75.00
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Asin: 3823809997
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 143243
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars breathtalking
on all levels this is an amazing photgraphy book. it is well produced, the prints are great quality and the works chosen truly showcase Comte's brilliance. Get this book, and not its cheaper, shoddy companion mentioned by the first reviewer

3-0 out of 5 stars Contrasts/Kontrasts is just as good,and CHEAPER
I was quite desperate for this book to come out,I first heard about it like 3 YEARS ago and have been waiting for it impatiently ever since.Since I love Michel Comte's work,I bought Contrasts/Kontrasts Portfolio from Stern Portfolio Library.It was nothing short of breathtaking,it had something for everyone,every taste.And I THOUGHT Faces would be the same,only it would be an entire BOOK'S worth.Also,since Michel Comte was the one who actually discovered her,I was certain alot of his work with model Jenny Shimizu would be included(I'm a tad obsessed with her:o).NOPE,not ONE picture.Many of the same pictures are in both books,in fact Contrasts/Kontrasts actually has alot more of his fashion photography than Faces does.Don't get me wrong,it's a beautiful book,all I'm saying is Contrasts/Kontrasts is really just as good,VERY similiar,and a heck of alot cheaper. ... Read more


196. Any Objections?
by Mario Testino
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Asin: 0714838845
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Sales Rank: 814726
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Fashion photographer Mario Testino takes pictures of what he sees--and what he sees most is models. His color-drenched fashion work is well known to readers of magazines like Vogue. He has a particular knack for catching famous posers off guard--Naomi Campbell looking over her shoulder as her exceedingly low-cut dress is zipped up her back(side); Carla Bruni, backstage at Dior, fully made-up and fully unclothed, shielding herself from Testino's spotlight. Madonna, perhaps his most famous celebrity muse, dancing offstage with her brother. All of these images are vibrant and compelling. But Testino's strength as a photographer is truly revealed when he puts his lens to less glossy images: a man's torso, crisscrossed with sheet marks; a stark black-and-white dual portrait of two young Muscovites; goldfish swarming in a plant-filled tank; a crowded, bronzed South American beach.

The hundreds of previously unpublished photographs that make up Any Objections? are reproduced on full pages of heavy, pearly paper, unfettered by captions (the photos are all easily referenced at the back of the book). If you don't think you'll be able to resist the urge to tear out the pages to hang them on the wall, you might consider buying an extra copy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sencillamente genial !
Pense comentar acerca de Mario en espanol, porque es para nosotros un orgullo hispano...no solo por el talento y creatividad sino por el estilo y la perspectiva que tiene del arte. Sin duda, no tengo ninguna objecion! ,muchos exitos.

5-0 out of 5 stars BIBLIOPHILE
OK, so you think it wasn't great, it was uninteresting, blah blah blah...please do a little research as to the effect this document has had on the advertising realm...Just proves how quickly ideas get ripped off...but this was the original and I predict it becoming a classic.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Photography
If the title of the book is begging for an answer, the most obvious objection would be that the photographs are at best mediocre, but typically poor.The photos are poorly composed, poorly exposed, and poorly lit.Aless obvious objection is to the attempt to pass off poor photography asart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent photograpy - Content: sexual and droll
Testino's photographs combine sexuality and whimsy in blatant and subtle ways.The more you look at the photographs and their titles, the more you are aware of his slyness and ambisexuality.As he roams the world, hefinds amusement in this sexuality, and captures it with a wily smile.

4-0 out of 5 stars sexy and humor point of view
i must admit that i was expecting the Mario's work in fashion like the gucci campaign or some editorials,but im pleased to see an natural expression with a touch of sexiness and a lot of humor that makes this manone of the best fashion photographer, who with a differenet point of viewchanges our perspective to see the world.Also im pleased because he'speruvian like me and means a real inspiration of hard work andcreativity.no Mario i don't have any objections. ... Read more


197. Beneath It All : 100 Years of French Elegance
by FARID CHENOUNE
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Asin: 0789310201
Catlog: Book (2003-09-20)
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
Sales Rank: 72882
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

In this eye-opening celebration, gorgeous photgraphs from the world of la seduction francaise, including movies, advertisements, fashion shoots, and revealing images of the most renowned beauties and cultural icons of the century-Bridget Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, and more- illustrate the fascinating story of French lingerie.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative, beautifully illustrated
I think some of the other reviewers missed the point of this book. It's not a "what to wear" guide; it's not an in-depth historical treatise, and it's not soft-core porn. Actually, this book is a really good overview of lingerie and how it's tied in with social trends and ideals of women's bodies over the years. If the photos are titillating, it's because lingerie itself has an erotic side to it, and it's often photographed in a way that enhances that aspect, which is appealing both to men (who see it) and women (who wear it). The photos are beautiful and sexy and add to the appeal of the book - and I'm a heterosexual female. But the text is what's really interesting. I found myself unable to put it down, and it's caused me to think about undergarments in a whole new way.

3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat interesting
Like most women, I enjoy dressing seductively and sexy for my partner. From garter belts, to satin gowns, to thongs and one piece little see throughs, they're all beautiful.The book has nice illustrations and talks about lingerie from the early days to now, but the book does not cover all the basics.The book, in my opinion is worth reading if you want to know the basics on lingerie, nothing else.As a part-time model, I have found that lingerie does not fit all women, even if they have flawless bodies. This book does nothing to suggest what would look better on tall women, skinny women or women with large/small breasts. I did like the book, but I felt like it was very basic and missing alot of useful information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Intelligent prose on history undergarments...
I'm not sure what others consider titillating material, but this book certainly is not out for the quick, cheap thrill (and that's a good thing).The text describes the changing fashions over the years, and theimprovements in materials which allowed those changes in many cases.Thepictures range from gritty, authentic b/w "early pioneer style"to 1960's variety to the obligatory Victoria's Secret model shots.Thereis no shame in appreciating the few photographs which one might considerslightly arousing, and the text is an interesting read.My girlfriendvery much enjoyed receiving this book as a surprise gift, which we thenread together.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'm Not the Market for This Book
As a heterosexual female costumer, I'm always looking for a solid book on underclothing that is not primarily designed to titillate a male audience.Sadly, this isn't it. ... Read more


198. Fun & Games : Male Models After Dark
list price: $35.00
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Asin: 0789301385
Catlog: Book (1998-06-15)
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Sales Rank: 640608
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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In this debut book, photographer Lalli offers an edgy and alluring look at a new generation of models at play. An intimage and seductive visiton of male beauty and desire, this collection of images marks a new and subversive stage in the developing art of guy portraiture.
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3-0 out of 5 stars not as I expected.
By looking at the book cover, I thought that it would have lots of nude pictures, etc. And from the book title, I assumed this is a picture book about those models having fun after dark. But in reality, it is just a book of different male models in different poses. It only has a few nude pictures. Nothing too exciting, I think.

5-0 out of 5 stars Yum!
"Fun ? Game: Male Models After Dark is a fascinating blend of the sexual and the silly, the enticing and the amusing: it's a collection of snaps taken by the uni-named fashion photog Lalli while casting for Calvin Klein; the bodies are mostly sheathed in slight briefs or lightly-draped shirts, and it's not a fount of full-frontal. But it is a colorful eyeful of good-looking goofs, a reminder that models have personalities. - review excerpt from RL at A Different Light Books

3-0 out of 5 stars contrived
what a disappointment. mostly cliched and contrived images that lack emotional and visual impact. what should be provocative images come across as awkward and rehearsed. for the real thing, check out testino!

4-0 out of 5 stars NOTES FOR THE COLLECTOR OF MALE EROTICA
You can't have wine and caviar everyday, and if collecting male erotica could be compared to gastronomy this photographic book would be the equivalent of a box of candy: fun and sweet but hardly wholesome. Book gets 4 stars because it will balance out your collection of more serious and traditional male photobooks and no question that these guys are goodlooking and sexy, but there's alot of overstated machismo too that gets old after a while. Probably the best idea of what you can expect from this book could be found in Brad Gooch's forward to the book. He states that one of Lalli's, (the photographer), cues to the models as he shot them was, "look at me like your gonna kill me." Munch on that one for a bit...

5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent sexy Manfun
This book is stylishly presented with amazing graphics and beautiful photos. The guiltily sexy pictures of hot Rex models add a sense of uniqueness. I find the use of blood and dirty models to be not offensive, but entirely appealing. This book is reccomended for all who enjoy the beautiful geometry of the human body and the contented irony of the modeling world. ... Read more


199. The Journey Of A Woman: 20 Years Of Donna Karan
by Ingrid Sischy
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Asin: 2843236193
Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 50929
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200. Coty: The Brand of Visionary
by Orla Healy
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Asin: 2843236223
Catlog: Book (2004-09-15)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 228719
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