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101. David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows
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102. J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Photographs
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103. Rare Creatures: Portraits of Models
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101. David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows
by Robin Muir, David Bailey
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Asin: 0500542414
Catlog: Book (2001-11-26)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Sales Rank: 138402
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The name of David Bailey is synonymous with photographs of beautiful women. Through his long and extraordinarily successful career, he has focused his camera on many of the most sublime faces of our time. Among Bailey's hundreds of magnificent color photographs is a special pantheon of "beauty" photographs. These are his amazing images of some of the world's most famous models presenting the face of the moment: the "look" that represents the apex of beauty for that particular time. Like the rainbow, this beauty comes and goes. It is fickle and ever changing. But Bailey has spent a lifetime chasing these rainbows and, more often than any other photographer over the years, he has succeeded in capturing the iconic faces of each era, the ones most admired by women and most desired by men. In this latest celebration of his art Bailey brings together for the first time the best of all these "beauty" photographs from the 1960s up to the present day. Commissioned by the best-known fashion magazines of the time, these portraits of what Vogue once called "The Bailey Kind of Girl" include models such as Jean Shrimpton, Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree, and Bailey's wife, Catherine Dyer. Blended with these are Bailey's startling ethnographic portraits of, for example, Asaro mud men and Indian dancers, and his own paintings. In his illuminating introduction, Robin Muir sets these photographs in the context of the period in which they were taken and reminds us that for over forty years Bailey has challenged our notions of female beauty with his own highly personal vision. The sensational color images collected here testify that few are more expert than this photographer on a subject that is today preoccupying us more than ever. No admirer of either beauty or Bailey will want to be without this book. 110 color photographs. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Camera artistry that captures a memory of the moment
David Bailey, who is probably Britain's best known photographer, especially for his "beauty" photographs of the world's most famous models. David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows is an impressive and memorable photographic compilation with over 150 color illustrations, showcasing Bailey's life's work from the 1960s to the present. Amazing, bold camera artistry that captures a memory of the moment abounds in this stunning, visual album. ... Read more


102. J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Photographs
by J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Andre Magnin, Elizabeth Akuyo Oyairo
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Asin: 3908247306
Catlog: Book (2000-08-15)
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
Sales Rank: 149018
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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No other aspect of fashion is as fleeting and ephemeral as hairstyles. Whereas we might ponder the length of hemlines and the fabric du jour, hair often escapes the passionate fashionista's fastidious and discerning gaze. J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (born 1930), who worked as an advertising photographer for most of his life, has documented the hairstyles of his native Nigeria in painstaking detail for over thirty years. Plaited, braided, in buns, in towering tresses: In Ojeikere's photographs hair reveals its sculptural qualities. His deceptively simple, classically composed photographs display hairstyles as a sheer play of forms-minimal, abstract, transient artworks. But Ojeikere's photographs do not merely purvey aesthetic pleasures. They provide and unexpected insight into Nigerian culture. Detailed captions tell us by whom and for which occasion a particular hairdo was worn, leading the reader into a previously unfamiliar social milieu. In an exhaustive text Ojeikere recounts his life as a photographer, giving us a glimpse of the nascent African mass media culture of the 60's and 70's. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Photographs
This is more than a coffee table book. One may pick up Ojeikere's book out of curiosity. However I guarantee that when you put it down you will have a broader sense of what cultural objects and practices can provide meaningful insight into a society. In relatively little text, Ojeikere's clearly explains the importance of Nigerian hair sculpture as a mode of cultural expression and documentation. The book captures fifty years of Nigerian women's hairstyles and represents only a fraction of his collection of hairstyle photographs which numbers in the thousands. Since it covers several decades of Nigerian traditional styles it has a historical dimension absent from similar efforts with a modern focus such as Francesco Mastalia's beautiful collection, "Dreads" (Artisan: 1999). An appendix accompanies the photographs which identifies hairstyles by name and region.

I enjoyed this book. The black and white photography is stunning and helps the reader to make the transition from seeing these hairstyles as incidental aspects of personal adornment to recognizing them as public works of art. The women's faces remind us that this is a living art form. The portraits, accumulated from weddings, offices and public festivals truly convey the extent to which these styles meld contemporary style sense and awareness of traditional Nigerian adornment practices. I highly recommend this book for those interested in photography and the modern history of women's adornment in Africa. This book will also provide wonderful insights for a wide variety of individuals, for example, interested in the politics of African and African diasporic hairdressing in the context of cultural studies, women's studies, African American studies and art history. ... Read more


103. Rare Creatures: Portraits of Models
by Howard Schatz
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Asin: 0971021007
Catlog: Book (2002-01)
Publisher: Wonderland Press
Sales Rank: 567197
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Rare Creatures is a series of photographs by Howard Schatz of New York fashion models.The book contains 76 color photographs.

Hundreds of models come to castings at our studio in New York as a necessary step in advance of a beauty or fashion shoot.They come from all over the world and they embody an enormous range of human expression, physical beauty, complexion, sexiness, personality and hope.This work was inspired by these "rare" creatures. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Thousand Poems
"Rare Creatures" is a wonderful book, adding depth and intensity to a seemingly easy subject matter, making the beautiful more beautiful. Images move beyond shape, transcending sexuality and seduction. As we are drawn into the picture, she ceases to be distant, becoming one that I have always known at the same moment that she becomes timeless; remaining for eternity what we wish to be, what we dream we are. If a picture is able to paint a thousand words, "Rare Creatures" speaks a thousand poems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant, Evocative, Sexy and Sensual
Radiant beauties glow with ethereal light. Young women from all corners of the world are captured in intimate, evocative portraits, nudes, and digitally hand-tinted transmutations. In just over a decade, photographer and digital master Howard Schatz and his wife and collaborator Beverly Ornstein have created an incredible body of work for both the advertising and editorial realms, including more than a dozen books. Among the latest, Rare Creatures is a stunning paean to youthful beauty. Elegant, evocative, both sexy and sensuous, Rare Creatures is beautifully conceived and sumptuously printed.-HM

1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to grant quality while publishing a book eachyear
I bought this book after reading many reviews, unfortunately I did not like the book at all. The authenticity of Schatz is over, in the book you find photos giving you the feeling of a "deja vu". It's a collection of model's books not conveying at all the particular touch Schatz always had in the past.
Photography is continuous research, but why trying to have it paid by the money of past admirers, poor readers or collectors, using the name of a past glory? Such a tendency continues, Schatz is now in Milano at the Armani cafè with Athlets, great images, sensuous masses, but the exhibition could be a graduation essay of an Adobe Photoshop class. Bye Howard.

5-0 out of 5 stars Howard Schatz has done it again.
Once again, Howard Schatz has taken the merely beautiful and made it gorgeous.

"Rare Creatures" is a compilation of 103 beautiful women who passed through his studio in casting sessions. The elegance of Howard's lighting, rapport with his subjects, and mastery of post production are all beautifully evident in this smoldering small book.

Christopher Dean
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104. Los Calzoncillos / Underwear
by Birgit Engel
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Asin: 3899850939
Catlog: Book (2004-03-30)
Publisher: Feierabend Verlag, Ohg
Sales Rank: 419582
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105. A Private View: Photographs & Diary
by Sante D'Orazio, David Fahey
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Asin: 0670882518
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Sales Rank: 156023
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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Photographer Sante d'Orazio's work graces the covers and interiors of the world's leading fashion magazines. He's an insider in that elite group of rich, famous, and beautiful jet-setters whose celebrity and pulchritude have become an almost obsessive fascination for a public that can't get enough of them. Now this dazzling collection of over 600 color and black-and white-photographs--both intimate and revealing--provides a window into the exciting life of the man whose portfolio resembles a "who's who" of entertainment and fashion. The faces and bodies--including many nudes--of supermodels, movie stars, musicians, and artists grace the pages of this lush volume in images from magazine and celebrity shoots as well as in candid photos which capture private moments with delicious spontaneity. And throughout, a collage of travel souvenirs and personal notes--written in d'Orazio's own hand--about his work, travels, and fascinating photographic encounters provide a startling window into the life of this remarkable artist.More than a mere photographic collection or celebrity journal, A Private View offers a voyeuristic vision of a lifestyle watched by many, but lived by few. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Spontaneous, fun glamour photography; creative presentation
Actors, artists, models, musicians and athletes. Sante d'Orazio shot them all, and presents them here in a very clever collage of a photo diary spanning from 1985 to 1997. Mixed among the shots which made it to publication in the world's top fashion magazines is a wide array of attitude poses, candid moments, playful outtakes, and perhaps even a couple of photographic bloopers. What draws me to this book is the imagery of whirlwind travel, all-night parties, and romping photo sessions, contained in a just-thrown-together scrapbook fashion augmented by airplane tickets, foreign currency, watercolor painting and cryptic hand-written notes by the photographer himself. This guy leads a fun life, and has the pictures to prove it.

If you like models, you'll love this book, and d'Orazio's nude photos--some raw, some refined--are excellent. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether he snuck up on somebody, or if the setting was planned; nevertheless, it's all a blast. I'm intrigued by the picture of Kate Moss sitting sideways in an empty tub, smoking a cigarette and reading a book entitled "Help Your Husband Get Ahead."

The presentation of randomly-ordered contrasting moods--prim versus toussled, serene versus crazy, color versus black & white, staged versus candid--gives this book a variety that, to me, stays fresh and interesting. The b/w's outnumber the color shots, and are far better, in my opinion. I always appreciate a subject/date/locale photo index, which can be found in the back, although one must hunt through the thumbnail pix to find a specific shot because there are no page numbers anywhere. This book would be perfect if the format was slightly larger, and if the photos (i.e., events) were in chronological order, so as to catch the natural flow of a diary; however, these are only minor detractions. Keep flipping the pages . . . and enjoy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Photographing the stars - with style!
New York celebrity photographer Sante D'Orazio was named one of the 100 most important people in Photography by American Photo earlier this year, and this hard-backed 300 page book is a testament to his life and work.

His photography has appeared in Vogue, Allure, Elle, GQ, Playboy, Interview and many other publications and his clients include L'Oreal and Victoria's Secret. A Private View, edited by David Fahey of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles (which represents his work), takes the reader through a scrapbook style journey into and behind the scenes of some major league shoots. Sharon Stone, Juila Roberts, Sean Penn, Keanu Reeves, Elle Macpherson, Cameron Diaz, Mick Jagger, Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford... the list goes on and on.

These are celebrity shoots which show both the influence and interpersonal skills of this incredible photographer. All shoots are accompanied by diary entries and comments, making this photographic essay the ultimate coffee table addition. We see Kate Moss transformed from one shot relaxing in pyjamas with a cup of tea, to a sultry tempress in the next, and Kim Basinger proving that she's just as good at fashion modelling as she is at acting on the big screen. A smattering of contact sheets are shown for good measure, which will give photographers who wish to follow in D'Orazio's footsteps an idea of how he works around his images.

There's no doubting this photographers technical prowess, but what shines through most is his ability to communicate with his subjects. A Private View contains a mixture of compelling colour and monochrome images, with plenty of fresh ideas for fashion and portrait photographers.

5-0 out of 5 stars JAY DAVIDSON FANS
D'Orazio's wonderful photo collection of the famous and not so famous is worth the price of the book just for the four pages devoted to the gender bending Jaye Davidson who has helped this gay reader accept and enjoy himself. Candid photo's of Christie and Naomi, Matt Dillon, Dennis Hopper, Claudia Schiffer, John Travolta and on and on... give personal insights into celebities I have never encounterd in the fashion magazines or the tabloids. This collection is fun, revealing, and, at times, upsetting. And worth every penny.

3-0 out of 5 stars Amusing?
The book gives a nice seleciton of some of sante D'Orazio's photos, but with an amusing and fun narrative by the photographer. The book works really well set out in the dairy format, which adds a great deal to the entertainment value of the book. I can see that some people, with a primary interest in the photos, could be disappointed at first, but its definately worth a look. When I first got the book I wasnt sure if I liked it or not, but when it comes down to it, there are some great photo's in the book and it has certainly grown on me. I find the perfect book to sit back on my balcony with on a sunny morning with a strong cup of coffee.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice, compact photo book
I find this to be a great book. Personally, I like the small, compact size of it over big hardback coffee table books. This book fits nicely on my shelf. The only problem I have with this book, is the cover. After looking at it for a bit, the cover started to bend and crease. The binding comes undone easily, and the book itself doesn't look very nice on the outside after this. But with some light care, I'm sure it will be fine. At the local bookstore here, almost all of the books had been looked through and had this problem. Other than that, I really loved this book. If you are familiar with Sante D'orazio's work, then this book is a must have. The collection of images are grand, and the "diary" type writing gives it a personal touch. Some images in the book are aimed to people over the age of 18, and I think maybe males would prefer this book over most females, due to the taste and manner of some images. But, I find this book to have a very personal gallery of some of the best photo's he has taken. If you like b&w sketchbook style, this book is nice for you! ... Read more


106. Rico Puhlmann a Fashion Legacy: Photographs and Illustrations 1956-1996
by William A. Ewing, Adelheid Rasche
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Asin: 1858942683
Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
Publisher: Merrell Holberton
Sales Rank: 69012
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A lavishly illustrated retrospective of one of the greatest international fashion photographers. From the 1950s until his death in the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996, Puhlmann worked with most of the top models, stylists and designers in the fashion industry. Features arresting portraits of Isabella Rossellini, Cindy Crawford, Cheryl Tiegs, Mel Gibson, Calvin Klein, Jerry Hall, Naomi Sims and many others. ... Read more


107. People: Styles of the Stars
by Editors of People Magazine
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Asin: 1929049692
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: People
Sales Rank: 931579
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In Styles of the Stars, People Magazine celebrates the greatest style setters who launched trends or embodied them.Here are Princess Diana, who reinvented the role of Princess, and Madonna, who reinvented the role of sexy vamp.Then there is Fred Astaire, who made elegance manly and Tiger Woods, who made golf cool.The style setters include classic creators like Coco Chanel, who modernized women's fashions, and Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, who introduced a touch of androgyny into Hollywood sex appeal.The list includes today's trend setters including Britney Spears and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Styles of the Stars also celebrates America's fascination with blondes and the allure of Red Heads.It traces the evolution of the female action heroine, from Annie Oakley to Lara Croft, and presents a fully illustrated guide to trend-settinghairdos, including the Farrah flip, the Dorothy Hamill bob, and the Jennifer Aniston shag. ïPeople Magazine is one of the strongest printbrands, with 36 million loyal weekly readers. ïThis book names the 10 hottest fashiondesigners to today's stars, the top 10 classicdesigners to the stars, and the top 10 fashionmodels of all time. ïStyles of the Stars celebrates the greatesttrend-setters in fashion and pop culture.ïFashion is one of the most interesting topicsfor women 35 and above. ... Read more


108. Anh Duong: Self Portraits
by Anh Duong, Glenn O'Brien
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Asin: 2843232856
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 382116
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Anh Duong is an internationally known model immediately recognized for her regal, exotic looks.French born, she moved to New York in 1989 to pursue painting and acting but quickly became extraordinarily successful as a model, featured in high-profile campaigns for designers such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and John Galliano.After working as a model for more than a decade, painting is once again in the forefront of Duong's life. She has exhibited in galleries around the world; a recent showing in Paris created a sensation, selling out within weeks.In the spirit of Egon Schiele, her paintings are daring, erotic and intimate.This book juxtaposes slick fashion shots with Duong's own perception of herself.Her revealing and deeply personal paintings contrast the cool, stunning photographs taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg and Michel Comte among other.With elegant images, as well as fun quotes from Diane Von Furstenberg, Isabella Rossellini and Bob Colacelloamong others, (Self) Portraits is a hypnotic exploration of art and fashion. ... Read more


109. The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
by Dale Hope, Gregory Tozian
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Asin: 1582700346
Catlog: Book (2000-09-30)
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
Sales Rank: 106242
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Ultimate Coffee-table Book on the World’s Most Famous Souvenir: the Hawaiian Shirt

The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands is the most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt.

First developed in the early ‘30s as a "tourist attraction," Aloha shirts have their roots in the graphic, comfortable clothing that South Seas islanders have been wearing for hundreds of years.

Around 1935, a small-but-daring group of clothing manufacturers in Honolulu hit on the same good idea simultaneously: to make wildly colorful, "air-conditioned" short-sleeved shirts for tourists that would give them an immediate sense of relaxation, and going "Hawaiian." The shirts were also, as one clever Waikiki marketer observed, "Postcards you can wear."

So it has been for more than sixty years, with countless Hawaiian- and Japanese-print shirts designed and sold for the pleasure of millions of people.

The Aloha Shirt traces the splashy history of Hawaiian shirts from their beginnings right after the Great Depression through their popularity with World War II American servicem SecC and into the "Golden Era" of Hawaiian tourism and garment manufacturing—from 1935 to 1955.

As the book points out, Aloha shirts have been the favorite leisure wear of everyone from twenty-something surfers to presidents such as Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Elvis Presley chose Aloha shirts as the main costume for his movie, Blue Hawaii.

Today, Aloha shirts are more popular than ever. From California to Tokyo, hundreds of manufacturers are turning out modern-day shirts costing from $15 to more than $100. It’s a half-billion-dollar-a-year industry. And shirt collectors at New York auction houses and on eBay on it’s Web site now pay thousands of dollars for a single rayon "silkie" that cost less than a dollar in 1935.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color, never-before-published shirt images, vintage black-and-white photographs, and priceless examples of period "Hawaiiana," the book features separate chapters on the innovative artists, risk-taking manufacturers, and silky fabrics behind the success of the world’s most famous shirt.

The Aloha Shirt is both a dazzling, fun-to-browse art book, and a fascinating chronicle of the world’s love affair with Hawaii. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If everyone wore aloha shirts, there'd be no war...
If Hawaii or the aloha shirt has ever gladdened your heart, you'll want to own THE ALOHA SHIRT. Dale Hope conveys the TRUE SPIRIT (colorful, soft, peaceful, flowing) of the Hawaiian Islands by presenting both the fascinating history of the aloha shirt and 500 or so beautiful illustrations. These illustrations are so varied and exquisite that you'll get high just by perusing them. They also help you see how the aloha shirt can be an art form in and of itself. Hopefully, this book will inspire people to wear their aloha shirts more often -- not just when they visit Hawaii -- and to buy the new ones that are being created by the best artist designers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Profusely and beautiful illustrated
Dale Hope grew up in the Hawaiian garment industry, taking over his father's clothing business at the age of 26. As the art director of Kahala Sportswear, Hope oversees the creation and manufacturing of 150 new Aloha shirt designs annual. In The Aloha Shirt: Spirit Of The Islands, Hope collaborates with writer Gregory Tozian to offer a magnificent, coffee-table artbook dedicated to the history of the unique and famous Hawaiian shirt style. This impressive treatise covers the history of Hawaiian clothing, the evolution of the tailor shop into the modern clothing factories, the designers, textiles, printmakers, and retailers that made the Hawaiian "aloha shirt" famous around the world. There are chapters focusing on Duke Kahanamoku, celebrities, shirt makers of the 60s, labels and buttons, and aloha shirt collectors. Profusely and beautiful illustrated, the text is informative, at times fascinating, and highly recommended for students of American clothing history and fads in general, and Hawaii's contributions to the garment industry and American popular culture in particular.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands is unique, as a historical and artistic book documenting the Aloha shirt, from its historic beginnings as a cottage industry, to the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. This definitive text has been extensively researched, with textile artists, designers, garment manufacturers and their families and friends all contributing to the consistency of the history as researched by Dale Hope. An educational and artistic book bringing over 500 aloha shirts with their Hawaiian inspired origins paralleled with the history and times of Hawaii. For those who have memories of Hawaii, and for those who share their memories to others, this elegant coffee table book is a "must have" for all!

5-0 out of 5 stars A true work of art! The Aloha Shirt : Spirit of the Islands
I loved Dale Hope's new book, The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands, so much that I bought three copies! Everything about the book: research, text, layout, photography and binding is absolutely first class. This book documents the evolution of the aloha shirt--and the evolution of Hawaii as a tourism mecca--through oral history and pictoral artifacts, carefully assembled by the author during his 10-year quest. If you've ever been to Hawaii (or dreamed of it), ever worn or admired an aloha shirt, or can appreciate a true work of art --BUY THIS BOOK!

5-0 out of 5 stars Dale Hope:Master of Color and Design, Hawaiian Style
To experience the fragrance,tactile pleasures and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands, I recommend owning The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of The Islands. Dale has magically captured Hawaii's essence with his life long love of the true spirit of aloha ,having lived his entire life in the Islands.This book is a glimpse into an intuitive journey taking 10 years to complete and is now available for all of us to enjoy.The result is fresh,yet ancient and timeless by honoring the Spirit of The Islands. Enjoy the same free falling exhilaration that Dale , surfer and paddler, feels in the warm Pacific Ocean by taking in the colors and perfect design of this book.It is more than words and visuals as you will feel as soon as you open the front cover.

Aloha! ... Read more


110. Fred Astaire Style
by G. Bruce Boyer
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Asin: 2843236770
Catlog: Book (2005-04-15)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 41840
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111. Melvin Sokolsky: Seeing Fashion
by Melvin Sokolsky, Martin Harrison
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Asin: 1892041367
Catlog: Book (2000-08-15)
Publisher: Arena Editions
Sales Rank: 146752
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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At the age of twenty-one, photographer Melvin Sokolsky joined the prestigious staff of Harper's Bazaar, whose art department was then led by legendary art director Henry Wolf. Sokolsky's unique take on fashion was quite different from fellow photographers like Hiro, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon. His work took the mundane and transformed it into the marvelous, in a style that today seems ethereal and otherworldly. Women in bubbles floating across the Seine or flying uncontrollably through the air, rooms constructed as to appear upside down, household objects magnified to colossal proportions-these are all elements of the bizarre universe of Sokolsky's memorable fashion photographs. Covering the years 1959-1971, these images have a distinctly 60's "look," but they also point to the work of current photography stars like David LaChapelle and Bruce Weber. Among the fashion and screen personalities included are Mia Farrow, Ali McGraw, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Dustin Hoffman, Chet Baker, Lena Horne, Natalie Wood, Shere Hite, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Suzie Parker, Julie Christie, Lee Remick, and numerous others. This book, bound in simulated pink fine grain leather, is the first retrospective of Sokolsky's fashion photography, and represents another major rediscovery of one of America's finest image-makers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars REAL fashion- the good old days
Back when Fashion photogs shot 8x10 and retouching was done by hand. These prints are fantastic. Every shot is a work of art - unlike the fashion created today. This is Composed, settled, undefinable beauty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Through the Eyes of a Genius
I have been a fan of Mr. Sokolsky for quite some time. His work is always fresh and inventive. Whether the photos are 20 years old or were shot yesterday, they are timeless. He is so much more than a fashion photographer. He is the eye of an artist. He sees a world of emotion and beauty, he captures the essence of the spirit. When I look at one of his photos I am drawn into a world that only he knows. His pictures move me into a place of pure pleasure. Mr. Sokolsky's love for women and his appreciation of beauty that is real, not perfect but real beauty is what distinguishes him from any other photographer. I only hope that he will publish another book soon. I wish he would photograph me the way he did Ali Mcgraw or Mia Farrow. Such a beautiful, soft, and sensual tribute to his models. Wow! The man is truly a GENIUS!

5-0 out of 5 stars Instead of 'Seeing Fashion' simply 'Seeing' would say it all
I could begin by highly recommending this photography book with all the superlatives that it certainly deserves, but this still would not describe these photos adequately or do this publication true justice. For as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words and all the brilliant photos in this book one would need thousands upon thousands of words and even then one could never say enough about this extraordinary collection of photograph. I will say this much, rather than having called this book 'Seeing Fashion' --- 'Seeing' would have been enough and a far more appropriate title. For it is about seeing and seeing in a way (or fashion to play on words) that is unique, inventive and an utterly original in the sense that no one takes and took (because much of these photos were taken more than 30 years - a point I will return to a bit later) picture then or now quite like Sokolsky. Photos that first reveal in spite of the fact that were for the most part taken to illustrate the haute couture fashion of the day for Harper's Bazaar, that they are photographs that stand alone for their technical virtuosity but more than this they are work of great inventiveness and a truly personal sense of composition and use of space. They are unique works of art that transcend their time and in turn are timeless in their vision. A vision that still influences photographers in general and the fashion photographers of today. One need only look at today's magazine to see the repetition of his original 'flying' pictures, the use of lighting and also the physical way models pose -- before Sokolsky models simply repeated the poses that had become so common, and yes even boring, from the fashion house's runway. Sokolsky changed all that by posing them in graceful angular articulation that represented a contemporary idiom that could be called sensual cubism, that is a cubism combined with a highly charged sexual aura permeated by the psychological impact of freedoms from social and spiritual oppression and conformities which in its way anticipated the women's lib movement that followed. And again as I looked at these photographs it was difficult to realize that they were taken more than 30 years ago and were indeed taken to illustrate fashion, for these photographs,that also include many portrait of celebreties as well as unknowns and assorted photographic studies, stand on their own merit as extraordinary works of photographic genius and art.

Also another point that I will not elaborate on, besides this publication being long overdue, some elements about this book will make it a collectors items one day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless...
I was reading last weeks New York Times Magazine Section and saw Melvin Sokolsky's series of photographs called "The Dream". I was very impressed and taken by their mystical and ethereal beauty. It wasn't until I reached the last picture that I realized that this was a fashion spread.

After buying his book "Seeing Fashion" I saw that, despite the fact that he was primarily a fashion photographer, he was first and foremost an amazing photographer with tremendous inventiveness and great range...from portraits to still lifes to fashion. Even though these photographs were done more than thirty years ago, I see them as contemporary, but even more, they transcend the sixties to become timeless.

What a delight to discover him for myself after all these years! ... Read more


112. Emilio Pucci
by Mariuccia Casadio
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Fashion & Style
A stunning group of photos (and text) that show the style of Pucci from years gone by. A must for any fashion maven! ... Read more


113. Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion
by Robin Muir, Iman
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Asin: 1570762775
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
Sales Rank: 114553
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This elegant monograph is the Þrst to focus exclusively on the celebrated photographer’s fashion portraits. Foreword by Iman. ... Read more


114. Halston
by Patricia Mears
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Catlog: Book (2001-05-10)
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Sales Rank: 64199
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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As the creator of Jackie Kennedy's signature pillbox hat and the designer of choice for Liza Minelli in the 1970s, Halston (193290) was synonymous with American style: a modern, minimal yet glamorous look that encompassed everything from flowing caftans to ultrasuede dresses, to uniforms that lent panache to airline attendants and The Girl Scouts of America alike. Beginning his career in Chicago in the late 1950s, by 1972 Halston had been named 'the premier fashion designer of all America' by Newsweek magazine and was firmly established in New York; he counted such personalities as Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger among his friends and clients. Tall, charismatic, impeccably dressed, Halston personified the lofty ambitions and non-stop nightlife of the 1970s and early 1980s.

This book, a visual anthology of Halston's life and legacy, includes previously unpublished catwalk photographs, rare archival photographs by Warhol, behind-the-scenes images of fashion shows and parties, sketches and specially commissioned photographs of Halston collections. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Fashion-ista's Favorite
WOW. A knock-out! Bluttal has cumulated a splendid chronicle of the career of America's definitive fashion star, Roy Frowick Halston.

The book gathers and presents the photographic richness that you must have to know why Halston mattered and continues to. The sequence, arrangement, and ingenious categories all articulate the Halston passion for pure color, form and line that made him legend and attracted the star-studded clientele and the trademarking of his family name as a label still very much in evidence today, a decade after his death.

Wistful nostalgia over the Studio 54 years and the innocence of New York in those years are the only drawback of paging through this tome.

BRAVO BLUTTAL! Your fat fat fashion clutch should be on every gift list - the best fashion bargain of the year!! ... Read more


115. Lighting for Glamour Photography
by David Kimber
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Catlog: Book (1994-10-01)
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Sales Rank: 417700
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Worst photography book on the market
This book is awful. The pictures are not very good, there are a few diagrams but the pictures don't reflect the diagram. The woman are attractive and pretty - that's the only good thing I can say about this book. There are many other better choices for glamour photography than this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars a good one...
pretty good book. many of the techniques are really detailed, which i like. after all, this book is a tutorial. the author has obvious partialities, but you know...? they work.

good job!

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Best Glamour Lighting Book
First I should point out that if you are looking for a single book that covers all you need to know about glamour photography, you will never be happy. Having said that, I believe this to be the absolute best book on glamour lighting for someone who is serious about doing glamour photography. I am a serious working photographer who does quite a bit of glamour photography, and although I do not always agree with the author, I find the lighting techniques presented in this book to be mostly excellent.

2-0 out of 5 stars Useful, but incomplete
Kimber's book is well written and readable. There are numerous diagrams showing the lighting set-up used. Why am I less than enthusiastic? First, Kimber repeatedly stresses that tungsten lights will produce a warm, glamorous image. In my opinion, so repeatedly that he excludes other, equally useful information. I also think that the quality of the photographs is not sufficiently good to accurately show some of the lighting effects. If you have access to a full studio and can test his set-ups, fine. If you don't... This is NOT the only book I'd want to own about glamour photography, although in fairness it does contain numerous good examples of effective lighting. Borrow from your library.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best book on the subject of lighting and Glamour
After reading this book I found new information that I've been able to use in my teaching class on glamour and modeling class I teach at Sac City College. When this book came out in England before it came out here USA I had to have it shipped here from England. This is because it took a whole year before The USA could see how well the author presented the Technical Data and the windows that show the layout of lighting and camera location, is above all other books on the market.... ... Read more


116. Hedi Slimane: Berlin
by Hedi Slimane
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Asin: 3882439246
Catlog: Book (2003-11)
Publisher: Steidl Publishing
Sales Rank: 122159
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Fresh from the latest season of menswear couture and his last book project, an imaginative artist's book that melded photographs of draped fabrics with impossible materials, here is Hedi Slimane's latest creation. Here is Berlin, heard not as the symphony of a large city but as a quiet, emotive ballad. Here is Berlin, as Hedi Slimane has captured it, photographing his surroundings, his friends and the ordinary places where unglamorous lives are led in the German capital. In intense photos that visualize a young generation's attitude toward life, Slimane reveals the shared desire for something other than feelings of security and prefabricated ideas.

Clothbound, 8 x 10 in./156 pgs / 92 Tritone illustrations / Item D20425 ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Love it or hate it
If you like Hedi Slimane, Or Bauhaus Photograpfy, You will most probably love this book..But like all hedi's work, It is not a series of Brilliant Photograps(they are very beautiful nonetheless) but more a flow that is so stable its almost frightening.Very quiet book, Intresting moments,very nice presentation.
Very inspirational and calm. I love Bauhaus very much and it definitely is in this spirit. ... Read more


117. Helmut Newton's Illustrated: No. 1-No. 4
by Helmut Newton
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Catlog: Book (2000-06-01)
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
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Between 1985 and 1995 Helmut Newton published his most powerful pictures in his own magazine, Helmut Newton's Illustrated. Only four issues were ever published, and these rare collector's editions have now been combined in one volume. In its mix of erotic nudes and provocative journalistic photography, Helmut Newton's Illustrated documents some of the strongest visual images of the past two decades. Salon reports that the photographer who gained worldwide notoriety for his stylish portraits of naked women says he will never shoot nudes again; Helmut Newton's Illustrated showcases much of the last work in his signature genre. ... Read more


118. Men
by Stefan May
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 237033
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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After the success of Couple, also available from teNeues Publishing, Stefan May again lives up to our expectations with MEN, his new collection of highly erotic photographs of the male form.

Here are pictures full of energy, vitality, pleasure, sensuality and sex appeal. Never before has the male body been so exciting or been photographed so close up. The male seducer, romantic, or macho … everyone, male or female, can find the right man here! With the expert eye for the contours and landscapes of human bodies that made COUPLES such a feast for the senses, Stefan May presents this opulent collection containing some of his best pictures of men. This is erotic photography at its best! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars COMPELLING IMAGES
One would be hard pressed to find any images more compelling than those discovered in this landmark collection by Stefan May. It is a volume dedicated to the male face and form, a celebration of the human psyche and physique.

Photographer May is known for capturing images that seem to leap from the page, astounding in their naturalness. His craftsmanship in the world of photography is surely unparalleled.

The German born May took up photography following a study of medicine. In addition to his focus on the human form he has presented a series of photos of the world's large cities. These scenes will entrance even the most experienced traveler as each metropolis is seen through the eyes of this gifted photographer.

May's "Couples" published in 2002 received the highest critical acclaim, as will his latest offering, "Men."

- Gail Cooke

4-0 out of 5 stars His talent just grows ...
Nothing less than I expected from the photographer who's managed to capture couples in an inate, unassuming manner. I like the style of his work, genuine, and at ease ... nothing seems to be staged in the end result. Whatever encouragement he lent, was well received. The pics are great, the book a nice gift for that conniseur of all things erotic, ready and fresh. The only other question I pose is, "where are all these men living?" Send some, at least half to Tyler Street in Hollywood, Florida certainly not on the N65th Way block anyway ... send one to the corner house! ... Read more


119. Talking Fashion
by Sarajane Hoare, Fabien Baron
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Catlog: Book (2002-04)
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"Why does the response 'I'm a fashion editor' induce rolling eyeballs in immigration people, scanning looks from fellow women, and smiles of patronage from chauvinistic business men?" asks British-born Sarajane Hoare, formerly a fashion editor at such top glossies as British Vogue and Harper's Bazaar."Oh, of course:aren't we meant to be a bunch of hysterics screeching Think Pink, and lugging trunks of frocks across exotic landscapes?" Talking Fashion is the wonderful and visually erudite answer to that rhetorical question.Talking Fashion, Hoare's first monograph, is a lively treatise on the inner workings of the fashion industry, delivered with Hoare's unflappable wit and wisdom, and illustrated by scores of spectacular images by today's most celebrated fashion photographers.From glomming the right looks from the runways in Milan to her misadventures on an active Hawaiian volcano during a shoot, Hoare offers hilarious anecdotes and insightful commentary, unveiling the glamorous mystique of the fashion industry - enlightening and entertaining aspiring fashionistas, photographers, magazine addicts, and fashion editors-to-be.Talking Fashion showcases a couture collection of the finest photographers working in fashion, featuring the works of Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, and many others who have shot top models for the most glamorous glossies over the past decade. ... Read more


120. Bad and Beautiful: Inside the Dazzling and Deadly World of Supermodels
by Ian Halperin
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-01)
Publisher: Citadel Press
Sales Rank: 51400
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Thundering, Earthquake account of the modeling business
Mr. Halperin deserves to win an award for his unercover account of the model business. The way he posed undercover to get the story behind the story of models is brilliant. From the time I started reading this tell all account, I could not put it down. Anyone interested in fashion should read this book immediately! Trust me, I worked in the industry for 22 years. Finally, someone had the courage to write about what really happens behind the scenes. Bravo!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brave, Fascinating Book
I read this book straight through last weekend. I could barely put it down. This book really hits home for anyone involved in the fashion industry. I have been involved in fashion for more than 20 years. It's about time someone was brave enough to expose some of the bad dealings of the industry. Hopefully, Mr. Halperin's startling revelations will help make more people aware that it's important to beware of who you get involved with in this business. There are many bad apples out there. I encourage all parents and young models to pick up this book before getting involved in the industry. All your questions of what it's like to be a model and how to choose the right agent will be answered. And of course, you'll be intrigued by some of the horrific experiences some of the top models you see on TV have encountered. The author posed undercover as a model to get all the dirt. And he certainly does not hold back in revealing the truth about our glamorous industry.

2-0 out of 5 stars good material, poorly presented
I think this guy has like 100 different copies of what is essentially the same book issued under different titles on Amazon and in bookstores. Maybe hoping for double and triple sales from stupid people? I have what I believe is another copy of the same book called "Shut Up and Smile." Much of the material is rehashed from old newspaper reports, other people's books, etc. Some stories on sad lives of lesser-known models is interesting and not something we've read before. The passage on Halperin trying to be an undercover model is a joke. He's not a great writer and the material isn't as shocking as Halperin thinks it is. But some of it is worth reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Far Reaching effects of going undercover
Mr. Halperin's excellent book fills a real need to expose the model industry for what it actually is. The book is full of highly informative case histories, and contains clear and understandable info on what it takes to survive in this gruelling business. This is an excellent book which I truly highly recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down
PLEASE, PLEASE fashionistas, read this book. You'll be amazed at the goings on of this crazy industry. Sex, drugs, payola - this book has it all. I literally read it cover to cover. Entertaining and compelling! ... Read more


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