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141. Blonde: Masterpieces of Erotic
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142. Walter Chin: Work in Progress
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143. 10 Women by Peter Lindbergh
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144. 20 Years of Style: The World According
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145. Too Fast For Love: Heavy Metal
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146. Kinky Couture
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147. Dolce & Gabbana : Animal
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148. Models Secret
149. Frosty Fire: Recent Photographs
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150. Ethnic Style: History and Fashion
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151. Colours of the Vanishing Tribes
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152. Icons Of Fashion: The 20th Century
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153. Fashion Spreads : Word and Image
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154. Courreges
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155. Femme Fatale: Famous Beauties
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156. Fetish Fashion: Undressing the
157. Thierry Mugler: Fashion Fetish
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158. Isabella Rossellini: Looking At
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141. Blonde: Masterpieces of Erotic Photography
by Michelle Olley
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Asin: 1560254173
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Sales Rank: 262318
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Blonde presents the eternal appeal of the glamour blonde. With such photographers as Doris Kloster, Christophe Mourthe, and Tony Ward, the book features the best portfolio work of the top international names in traditional glamour photography, as well as more glamour-oriented fetish photographers and fashion/portrait photographers. Blonde includes such celebrity nudes as Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Anna Nicole Smith, Pamela Anderson, and Joanne Guest. The book also features 1950s calendar girls, nudes in outdoor, natural, and low-key settings, and dressed up blondes from fetish to space doll costumes. The pictures in Blonde are as diverse and up to the minute as in other successful erotic photography titles published by Thunder’s Mouth Press. ... Read more

142. Walter Chin: Work in Progress
by Walter Chin, James Truman, Franca Sozzani
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Asin: 3908163277
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Edition Stemmle
Sales Rank: 223813
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars stunning work!
i've been following walters work for a while, and am glad to finally be able to display his work on my coffee table!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great book!
You must buy it! It is the best book ever! It is a great photography book! It is amazing! Buy it! Buy it now! ... Read more

143. 10 Women by Peter Lindbergh
by Peter Lindbergh
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Asin: 3823814168
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 171113
Average Customer Review: 3.93 out of 5 stars
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The 10 supermodels in the photographs on these pages are extraordinary, extended earthlings who look as if they've been pulled at both ends like saltwater taffy. If the book title seems to suggest that it is the ambitious photographer, fashion shutterbug Peter Lindbergh, who created them rather than they who inspired him with their raw material, well, let him dream. His 108 sensual and appreciative black-and-white photos do beautiful justice to these stunning young women. The only exception is Cindy Crawford, who looks zipper-lipped and white-bread American next to the likes of Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, the adorable Claudia Sizzler--Schiffer--and Amber Valletta (who, for some reason, is always called "androgynous"). At 22, Valletta looks tired, as usual, but her gender identity is awfully clear. But let's not quibble; even Crawford is drop-dead gorgeous. It's easy to see why Lindbergh has been chosen so often to direct ad campaigns for top designers (including Karl Lagerfeld, who contributed an introduction to this book).

There is one color shot here, a delicate ad for Kate Moss's right nipple, apparently, as she reclines in spike-heeled, ice-white leather boots on a snowy polar bear skin that has a soft, fake look to it. But, as with most supermodel breasts, hers and those of the other cavorters in this freewheeling book leave the viewer a bit cold. Only Naomi Campbell, with her high-IQ-enhanced smile, exudes a deeper eros. Which makes one think again about who is by whom; perhaps it is Lindbergh, after all, with his gift for stark, '30s-inspired, Garboesque chiaroscuro, who has brought these posers' beauty into such striking focus. --Peggy Moorman ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars beautiful pictures...
Peter has outstanding b/w picture of top models. If it was "20 Women", I am sure it would be a 5 star book

5-0 out of 5 stars Christy Turlington is just amazing
Lindbergh is simply an outstanding photographer. All of the women are interesting subjects. Linda Evangelista is stunning in this book. The cover shot of her is wonderful. Kate Moss looks like she is straight out of the 1960's. Cindy is Cindy. The gem though is Christy Turlington whose personality and grace simply leap off of the page. The photo of her laughing is a revelation. This is a book that anyone who is interested in fashion photography should have. Peter Lindbergh hits the mark with this one by showcasing not only his strengths as a photographer but also his models range as subjects.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice
A really nice collection of photographs of 10 of the worlds most popular models. The book worked well in balck and white, and perhaps added to the feel of each photo. The small amount of text accompanying each of the models, giving a brief description of them, was a great touch and I found it intertesting. The photos are taken very much in a "fashion magazine" style, and work particularly well in that sense. The only thing I really thought was missing from the book as a whole was "something original". I'm not sure exactly what I might have been hoping for, but it left me wanting more. It however, is a book of fantastic photos of some of the best models of this era, taken by a very talented photographer who is obviously very in touch with the fashion industry. It would be a good book to sit back with in the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee.

4-0 out of 5 stars B
Peter has outstanding b/w picture of top models. If it was "20 Women", I am sure it would be a 5 star book

3-0 out of 5 stars Good learning material, great images
A great book for learning a few things about shooting women with passion. Some images are off base, but most cut right to the heart. The images are also very diverse, as they cross cultural boundaries with the selection of models represented in the book. I think it is a good one, an eye opener, and for the money a great one! ... Read more

144. 20 Years of Style: The World According to Paper
by Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Michael Musto, John Waters, Isaac Mizrahi, Pedro Almodovar, Todd Oldham, Patrick Mcmullan, Anna Sui
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Asin: 0060723025
Catlog: Book (2004-09-14)
Publisher: Harper Design
Sales Rank: 22665
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For the legions of Paper Magazine fans, and anyone who's interested in Where Style Starts. This stunning portrayal of the last 20 years is a wonderful commemorative look at the life and times of the era. Following introductions and commentary by a virtual who's who of popular culture, 20 Years of Style charts just how style has evolved over the past twenty years, illustrating the huge influence that underground cultures from the worlds of art, music, film, sports and urban street life ultimately have played on mainstream fashion. Laid out by year starting in 1984 and continuing through the present, this star-studded journey cannot be described by words alone.

Adding to this visual feast are essays and commentary from Paper Magazine founders and co-editors Kim Hasreiter and David Hershkovits, as well as celebratory tributes to Paper Magazine from dejay and musicologist Moby; rap icon Fab 5 Freddy; artist/designer Todd Oldham; and style historian Harold Koda.

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145. Too Fast For Love: Heavy Metal Portraits
by David Yellen, Chuck Klosterman
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Asin: 1576872157
Catlog: Book (2004-09-30)
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Sales Rank: 40339
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Rocking on tour with America's heavy metal superstars-Kiss, Poison, Iron Maiden, Slaughter, Ted Nugent, Dokken, and Cinderella-photographer David Yellen tailgated among the headbangers, metalheads, burnouts, and self-styled fanatics waiting for the show or hanging around backstage hoping to meet their idols. The results are a captivating record of Yellen's trip to metal's Shangri-la. In 2000, Yellen drove more than 30,000 miles across America in his red Nissan 300 ZX-from Michigan to Miami, from Pennsylvania to Omaha-to relive a treasured part of his past, a time of innocence and rebellion when women had big hair and rock stars stood on stage as if they were Greek gods: he traveled back to the glory days of the "Hair Bands." In Too Fast for Love, Yellen captured a moment frozen in hairspray chock-full of mullets, bleached perms, spandex cat suits, denim cutoffs, more pleather than you can imagine, leopard, tiger, and snake prints, ripped fishnets, bare breasts and hairy chests, studded belts and bracelets, G-strings and platforms, pierced nipples and tongues, raccoon eyes, press-on nails, and hyper lip liner. Bang your head to this! Exhibiton of the work to appear at The powerHouse Gallery, 68 Charlton Street, New York, September 10-October 16, 2004. ... Read more

146. Kinky Couture
by Emma Delves-Broughton
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Asin: 3936709076
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Sales Rank: 200547
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Elegant erotic color and B&W art fetish photos in historical English settings. Fetish-strapped and-bound models are posed out of doors against splendid backdrops of stately gardens,castles, and columned mansions.Inside these aristocratic locales, models are draped provocatively over ornate four-poster beds, lounging against ancient wooden panelling or slipping, scantily clad, into a shadowy wine cellar with nothing but a candle for comfort. From delicate hand-tinted black and white images to sultry, glamorous, atmospheric color, these are art photos that excite ... Read more

147. Dolce & Gabbana : Animal
by Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana
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Asin: 0789204398
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Sales Rank: 162094
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Dolce & Gabbana's 'Animal' Purrs like a kitten
D&G, as most people in the fashion world refer to the Italian design team of Dolce & Gabbana, show here the diversity within their work 'Animal', purring like a kitten in your lap.

D&G chose two of the best fashion photographers known today, Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber. With their unique talents, the two photographers showcase the designers latest fashions, including the Haute Couture that makes D&G irresistable to so many.

If cutting edge fashion and equally matched photography is something you would enjoy, then 'Animal' is in need of a serious attention. Can you say, "meow, kitty kitty" in Italiano? Dolce & Gabbana sure can. ... Read more

148. Models Secret
by Pierre Thomas Karkau
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Asin: 3823845551
Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Teneues
Sales Rank: 351993
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Already well established as a fashion photographer, Pierre Thomas Karkau decided to get behind the scenes and under the clothes. Here are models stripped down to their bare essentials in images that are as alluring and provocative as they are playful and humorous. With the enthusiastic eye of a party guest and the attention of a true voyeur, Karkau tantalizes us with scenes that are erotic, imaginative, sophisticated, and fun - with photographs that bring us closer to each model's secret. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars MODELS SECRET
What Karkau reveals is not so much a behind-the-scenes look at the modeling world with snapshots of runway models and location shoots, though there is some of this. What he presents here is a glimpse into the deliciously sensual world that these models are so adept at creating. It's more fantasy than documentary, more beautiful than reportive. But is does all this with a distinctly grand and illustrious style, and the girls are so amazingly, so breathtakingly beautiful - long, tall, curvaceous angels that are experts at "turning on" before the camera. With the enthusiastic eye of a party-guest and the attention of a true voyeur, Karkau tantalizes us with scenes that are erotic, imaginative, sophisticated, and fun - with photographs that bring us closer to each model's secret. This is one of Michelle7's BEST BOOKS OF 2003.

2-0 out of 5 stars poor choice
Do not bother with this book if you are hoping for anything artistic. I think the photographer just took some shots out of some portfolios and threw them to a publisher. The physical quality of the book is good, but the substace is lacking. I'm returning mine. Go with a classic from Peter Lindbergh instead. ... Read more

149. Frosty Fire: Recent Photographs
by Olaf Martens
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Asin: 3908162408
Catlog: Book (1996-11-01)
Publisher: Edition Stemmle
Sales Rank: 981769
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Satirical, erotic, intellectual, political.
Those four words fairly describe this excellent collection of photographs by Olaf Martens.

As a beginning photographer I was seeking out work by professionals that would inspire me, and I was profoundly inspired by"Frosty Fire". However, even non-photographers will find much toenjoy in this book. It is playful yet serious, in your face yet distanced,sexual yet intellectual.

Mr. Marten is an original and inspiredphotographer who uses beautiful women, strange props (gas masks, plasticsheeting, dogs), and exotic, bleak, or industrial settings for hisexplosively colorful work. His black and white photos and nude studies arealso astounding. What I especially admire about Marten's work is that itdraws on historical and political influences and hits the viewer betweenthe brain and the crotch in an original and refreshing way. His photos arevisceral but thoughtful, and I'm impressed by the imagination that wentinto composing these works. The female models he was fortunate enough tophotograph are enticing and strong, goddesses without fear. Theinteractions between the models - and the models and the viewer - rangefrom sensual and intimate tenderness to orgasmic displays outside thefetish paradigm.

It is obvious that Martens has influenced other Europeancommercial artists with his work and I understand he has done muchcommercial work himself (it shows in this book). Whether one finds OlafMarten's photographs erotic, funny, disturbing, confusing or ridiculous,his use of color, history, and the human form will capture the viewer'sinterest. ... Read more

150. Ethnic Style: History and Fashion
by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter
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Asin: 2843232902
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 339312
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151. Colours of the Vanishing Tribes
by Bonnie Young
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Asin: 0789205041
Catlog: Book (1998-12-01)
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Sales Rank: 1003071
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars amazing
Fantstic book covering vast countries, with incrediable pictures that are captured with such elegance and beauty.
Bonnie Young has created a book of dreams.
It is also nice to have such a great collection of pictures that are of such a great quality and without useless text, as in this case the pictures speak for themselves.

hopefully there will be a follow up book to this, although she has captured the world & her subject fully and truely that nothing could top this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Paper version of a dream
This is more than a coffie table book. If you insist to display it make sure you open everyday a different page, and everyday you will immerge yourself in a spectacular dream. Bonnie Young has great talent in capturing the best of the moment. She focuses on the details with so much visual power. The book is a moving post-card. It is capable to transport you among the most beautiful places on hearth. Not only, but in the most creative sadisfactory way. The colors, the colors are the true protagonist of this book. The viewer is left with emotions and memories of mesmorizing beauty. Donna Karan, once again, is the most progressive of the american designers. She truly incorporate fashion with art, spirit and soul. She undestands that everything is connected in a whole concept and, for me, she is the testimonial of a Modern the title her other must-have book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book to put on your coffee table!!!!
This is an interesting compilation of world photos meant to represent persons and cultures in naturalistic settings. Although the photos are obviously posed, they are well-photographed and the book is beautifully edited. This is a great gift idea for persons of any age or walk of life. ... Read more

152. Icons Of Fashion: The 20th Century
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Asin: 3791333127
Catlog: Book (2005-04-28)
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Sales Rank: 327581
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Now available in an attractive and nicely priced flexi edition, this best-selling book is an opulent and absorbing overview of the fashion world throughout the twentieth century.

From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Kenzo to Versace, grunge to haute couture, every period and major name in twentieth-century fashion is included in this comprehensive collection of photographs, drawings, and fascinating historical text. Organized intosections according to style, it features double-page spreads highlighting every aspect of fashion: designers, models, critics and fashion photographers. Gorgeous images by Peter Lindbergh, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, and others capture the attitudes and artistry of fashion as it evolved over the decades. As glamorous as its subject, this colorful survey will provide inspiration for anyone fascinated with the world of fashion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Comprehensive
I have only just begun this book (20 pages in), and I am enthralled.So many fashion books are written chronologically, so this book, arranged by theme and designer, is an interesting change.The pictures are gorgeous, many of them are in color, and every other page contains an essay on various topics.The topics range from an influence on fashion, a particular designer, themes in collections, or a period of history.Included are also short timelines of the careers of designers from the last century.This book covers a wide range of topics, and gives the reader a comprehensive look at the past century in fashion.I would not recommend this book for someone who wants a chronological look at the development of fashion trends, because the articles skip from the thirties to the Victorian era to the twenties.It is interesting, colorful, and even educational.

1-0 out of 5 stars fashions book
as i am one who like fashions i have a request which i dont no if willbe possible to assist, and that is i would like to have copy offashion booksif possilbe every year and i would like to have free catalogue. please le me know if possible and my address is as follows zakia Abubakar p.o. box 15045 Dar-_es- salaam Tanzania Eat- Africa.i will be gateful if you will answer my request as soon as possible. and in any wayplease let me know. thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars A unique approach
This book takes a unique approach to the fashions of the past century.Arranged by theme and idea rather than chronologically, the book is a breath of fresh air in the realm of "fashion books".Each entryis written by someone with close knowledge of the subject, and so is morepersonal than a faceless editor.Overall, I thought the book was reallyinteresting and a great read.

1-0 out of 5 stars Superficial
This book is so bad, photos are old and silly, it's one for your worst friend.

5-0 out of 5 stars As necessary as the "Little Black Dress".
A beautiful comprehensive look at the evolution of fashion.Absolutely fascinating to read or just browse through. ... Read more

153. Fashion Spreads : Word and Image in Fashion Photography since 1980 (Dress, Body, Culture)
by Paul Jobling
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Asin: 1859732283
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Sales Rank: 294302
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Doubly tainted by its associations with consumerism and the 'frivolous' world of couture, fashion photography has long been ignored as a serious site for academic study. Yet both the body and dress have proved keenly revealing of gender, race and sexual politics. Further, fashion photography has been transformed by aesthetic concerns, sexual politics and the pleasure of spectatorship - all of which suggest that its iconography represents a rich source for the analysis of how identity is constructed.

Exploring representations of the feminine and the masculine body - from super-vamp to super-waif, from buffalo boy to new man - this book considers the social, economic and aesthetic factors that have been instrumental in forging an identity for fashion photography since 1980. Drawing extensively on fashion spreads from Vogue, The Face and Arena, the author takes as his starting point Barthes' axiom that the magazine is 'a machine for making Fashion'. He explores how meaning is constructed in word and image, but he refutes Barthes' claim that the fashion system is a vacuous form of signification. In evaluating the ostensible paradox between sexual objectification and spectatorship, the author also looks at what the depiction of both male and female bodies in fashion spreads reveals about power, knowledge and pleasure. How does the iconography of fashion gratify our desires? Who are these images for - men and women? men or women? Does fashion photography invent role models, or simply satisfy nascent cultural values of beauty and sexual attraction? Why is fashion photography considered a form of 'soft porn' for the delectation of men when women are by far the largest consumers of fashion periodicals? How do the investments of different producers and spectators - male and female, gay and straight, white and non-white - affect the fashion image?

In answering these questions and many more, this book represents a significant contribution to the following areas: photography; fashion and dress; cultural studies; sex, race and gender studies; art and design history; media studies; and sociology.
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3-0 out of 5 stars A thesis on fashion photography 1980-present
A sometimes dense and pretentious evaluation of magazine fashion photography, "Fashion Spreads" is nonetheless an informative and thought-provoking work. Jobling too often cites photographs as examples that are not included in the book, and many of his arguments on gender theory are tenuous at best. He is most convincing with his definition on the difference between "fashion" and "clothing", and in his description of the fashion cycle and what it says about society. ... Read more

154. Courreges
by Valerie Guillaume
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Asin: 2843236266
Catlog: Book (2004-11-11)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 252004
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155. Femme Fatale: Famous Beauties Then and Now
by Serge Normant, Bridget Foley, Michael Thompson
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Asin: 0670030279
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Viking Studio
Sales Rank: 467264
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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Chic, sexy, and sophisticated, Femme Fatale pays tribute to acentury of feminine glamour. Invoking not only iconic beauties like Jean Harlow,Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe but also the looks that defined each decadefrom the 1900s to the new millennium, celebrity stylist Serge Normant craftsclothes, setting, hair, and makeup to transform today's most beautiful women. Here-creates Julia Roberts as Louise Brooks, and Cindy Crawford as a fortiesglamour goddess, a savvy paparazzi-stalked nineties superstar, and a twentiesingenue. Elizabeth Hurley frolics as a flower child and vamps as Mata Hari.Isabella Rossellini is a curvaceous fifties pinup and an eighties punk. AndBritney Spears exudes all the poise of Grace Kelly.

This lavish exploration of fashion history, imagination, and stylish beautycarries with it Bridget Foley's cultural survey of each decade—from social andpolitical issues to art movements and key style makers. Beauty, fashion,celebrity, and photography mavens will all love Femme Fatale—and so will everywoman who has ever fantasized about looking like a star.

Text by Bridget Foley

Photography by Michael Thompson
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3-0 out of 5 stars Chic but not fatal.
This book presents beautiful pictures of famous and enticing modern women: but to call them "femmes fatales" would be to mischaracterize them.

By definition, the term "femmes fatales" was coined to gorgeous women whose actions were detrimental or harmful to their men or partners. Thus, in real life a woman could be gorgeous without being fatal, or vice versa, she could be fatal without being exceptionally gorgeous. Cleopatra was one such woman, who although not extraordinarily beautiful, was able to charm two Roman generals and to lead them to their downfall.

Although hairstyle was an important component of a woman's appearance, it was certainly not the unique feature of a person. Her eyes, smile, demeanor, sleek appearance, and clothing also played important roles. Therefore, to reduce a woman's character to her hairdo, as the hairstylist-author had suggested, was to overly simplify the matter.

The women photographed in the book were certainly "chic," although not necessarily "fatal."

5-0 out of 5 stars elegance
i really enjoyed this book, the illustrator ranee palone-flynn is my daughters aunt. we are very proud of her and her success!

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1-0 out of 5 stars dissapointing
Because of the title The Femme Fatale, Famous Beauties Then and Now, I was expecting a sort of photographic history book. I would be very interested in seeing how the image of a Femme Fatale has changed over the years, from the glamourous pencil browed vixens of the 1920's to the much more volupt modern beauties. (Think pulp fiction novel cover vs. Catherine Zeta Jones) I would have liked to read up on how even though what is considered beautiful (and dangerous) has changed, the character of the Femme Fatale predominates our culture, in literature and film.
I really got the wrong book. Instead of what I was expecting, this book features celebrities made over to appear like they would in different time periods, and the photos are high quality, oversized and printed on slick glossy paper. Some of the transformations are very well done (the girl on the front cover is Julia Roberts, believe it or not) So the book is not without merit, but they could have done a lot more.
If I wanted to see pictures of Britney Spears, I'd just read People magazine.

5-0 out of 5 stars I just HAD to have it!
I have been a fetish model for almost two years, and a close photographer friend and myself are kicking off a new project which showcases high end fetish photographs. While my husband was searching for a poetry book in a Barnes and Nobles store, I snuck to the photography section to see if I could be inspired for this new peoject. My eye fell on this book immediately. I looked at no other book! The photographs are simply too beautiful for words, and I was heartbroken by the cover price... Reluctantly, I put it back on the shelf. When I came home however, I searched your site immediately and found a used copy in mint condition .... Obviously, I was nothing less than thrilled!

This book is based on the photography of hair, and showcases original photographs from the 1800's as samples. Serge Normant then re-creates these by using well known models and celebraties of today, dressing them in period clothing, changing their looks dramatically.

If you are a hairdresser, model, or photographer, you MUST own this book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea, mediocre execution
Much, if not all this material has been published elsewhere, so you may have seen it. However, it has not been presented together organized around the interesting concept that Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Hurley, Susan Sarandon, Britney Spears and a host of beautiful women are paying homage to women of a previous age. (Yes, that Britney Spears).

In an interview with a French magazine, the photographer described himself as awed or intimidated when Susan Sarandon showed up. He only relaxed when she took charge and he just responded to what he saw. The mutual respect shown by the professionals on both sides of the camera is what makes these images good.

This is not just a catalog of beatiful pictures of contemporary icons playing dress up. If it is authentic it makes a convincing statement about the power and stature of these famous modern women and a lot of not so famous all around us.

If you know a young woman who wants to be in the next book like this, show it to her. I have handed it to several young women I've photographed recently. "Oh, my God! Britney Spears is beautiful." "That can't be Claudia Schiffer." "Elizabeth Hurley scares me!" Isabella Rossellini as Betty Page is the show stopper, however.

The photography is as good as it gets, but the material added to hang it all together weakens the book. Some of it is completely contrived and bogus.

Next time let the women and the photographer do their work and let the readers draw the conclusions. Meanwhile a lot of wannabe photographers and young models have some catching up to do. ... Read more

156. Fetish Fashion: Undressing the Corset
by Larry Utley, Autumn Carey-Adamme
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Asin: 1931160066
Catlog: Book (2002-03-25)
Publisher: Green Candy Press
Sales Rank: 280832
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome pictures
some of the pics i have seen online, but thats only because i frequent dark garden's website. beautifully and tastefully done photographs. it has a small intro (about 3 or 4 pages) and the rest is photographs. i recomend any corset lover to have this book on their coffee table!

5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous!
This book is a visual feast! I love the models; the editors picked a variety of models in many different shapes, sizes, genders, and ages. Many different corset styles come to life on these pages. There are detailed close-up pages to perhaps entice the ambitious tailor or seamstress into attempting to make his/her own corset someday. There are some great costume ideas here. Most of the models look like they are really enjoying themselves. Some of the quotes at the end of the book are very entertaining, some are silly, and all of them illustrate the many reasons why people enjoy dressing up. This is a gorgeous book, extremely reasonably priced, and a great addition to any costumer's or corsetry afficiando's library! (I am just *dying* for my own Dark Garden corset now, by the way.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Sensual and Erotic
This collection of photographs is amazing, the corsets and models are great. I really enjoyed the variety of the models, although my favorite was Natasha, (page 43 and 61), the photographer was perfect at getting the models to relax and each of them really has a distinct persona which comes through not just in the variety of corsets and outfits but also their poses. I collect a lot of Fetish and Fashion books and this one finds just the right balance, showcasing both the corsets and the wonderfully erotic allure of this garment. Victoria's Secret may be selling corsets but if you really want to see how beautiful, sexy, and individual they can be buy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fetish Fashion: Undressing the Corset
I love the book.. the photographer has an artistically playful eye.
Buy it... read it... drool over the beautiful men and women, all shapes, ages and sizes, in tight laced corsets.
I love pages 86, 42, 46, and oh my, check out page 52 "Slave Dove" bare breasted in a red vinyl corset and ball-gag.
Corset laces have a mysterious and magical effect... the tighter they are the hotter I get!! ... Read more

157. Thierry Mugler: Fashion Fetish Fantasy
by Thierry Mugler, Theirry Mugler, CLAUDE DELOFFRE
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Asin: 1575441055
Catlog: Book (1998-11-01)
Publisher: Stoddart
Sales Rank: 824348
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Thierry Mugler's perfume "Angel" comes in a bottle shaped like an off-kilter star; it's a telling choice. At first glance, Mugler's designs seem like a 1970s version of space age, with lots of pointy spears, big shoulders, and gravity-defying basques, all executed in his shimmering, "classic" materials--vinyl and leather. But the real influence is late 1920s and '30s Hollywood, the days when Edith Head and Adrian were designing gowns for Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, and Jean Harlow. And it's these outsize personalities who are the key to Mugler: his ideal woman is a dominatrix-cum-star; fashion for him is a "very demanding mistress." So he fills his runways with character supermodels (Jerry, Eva, Naomi, Cindy) and an eclectic mix of stars (Cyd Charisse, Diana Ross, Sharon Stone, Ivana, Tippi Hedren)--in Mugler's words, "personalities who know and accept who they are and fashion themselves accordingly."

This beautifully designed book brings together more than 250 photographs--some by the man himself, others by stars in their own right (Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle)--from his diverse ventures: the first public fashion show, George Michael's "Too Funky" video, Macbeth for the Comédie Française. The collection proves Mugler to be an utterly distinctive, yet endlessly inventive, talent. --Alan Stewart ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exquisite
To refer to Mugler merely as a fashion designer would be off target and a great injustice. He has, over the years, managed to transcend the limitations of conventional clothing design and develop his work into an amazing and dazzling art form. This book exemplifies the way photography, art, design and adornment can be brought together and crafted into something unique.

Mugler's designs are staggering, drawing on influences too diverse to adequately list. These are fantasies of the imagination; marine and insect worlds, avian and feline; couture fetish, European old aristocracy, the African and Oriental, along with Metropolis style sci-fi. The photos are beautiful, reminding me of Pierre et Gilles. There are stark graphic locations captured in a superb minimal style, and also many dynamic shots from fashion shows. It is a book of images that renders its few words almost unnecessary.

On the back cover is a quote - "Fashion doesn't suffice. I try to pass on a feeling, a sensation... I always tell stories. Stories about women. From the spy to the madonna, to the heroine, the goddess, the small Parisian, the secretary. I create clothes women will wear in these imaginary adventures." Mugler breathes life into dreams. An inspiring and wonderfully produced book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mugler makes the clothes that make you say "Oooohhh, AHhhh."
This collection of images and commentary on the creative work of Thierry Muglerserves you some killer imagery of famous people wearing infamous couture..Hardly a single item you would sport at a PTA meeting but, then, would you want to ever GO to a PTA meeting? An unbridled imagination, combined with the technical and architectural skills required bringing his visions to life, are made obvious as you slowly turn the pages ( with scrupulously clean hands, thank you ) and imagine a world where you play the starring role with Mr. Mugler as your wardrobe master..Don't try to attempt to recreate these garments at home. These get-ups come from a PROFESSIONAL!! Wear them at your own risk and don't turn your back on any houseguests who express an interest in this book.It is tough to find and sports a hefty price tag. I keep three copies in the house..and they are all tagged with a Low-Jack!! Glorious production values, high quality paper, and a front cover that defies adequate description make this title a MUST for the dreamer on your holiday shopping list..

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Beyond the bland, banal and often sleazy worlds of fashion and fetish there exists a hidden and beautiful world exemplified by Mugler's work and friends (whom he acknowledges with exquisite charm and tact on page 188). All these people 'get it' at a level of subtlety and taste that the lesser practitioners will never understand. They understand the power of bodily eroticism, the magic and mystery of masks and concealment, the attraction of helplessness (try to walk in those shoes and you will understand, too) coupled with the dangerous appeal of domination and submission.
FFF is to EXTREME as vintage wine is to mere plonk. Of course EXTREME had to be assembled as a Met show/book toying with cultural anthropology with the mainstream in mind, but although excellent (and so rated by me and others) EXTREME pales into insignificance by comparison with FFF. FFF combined extremes of other kinds: extreme eroticism, extreme physical transformations, extreme emotional danger. It is hugely to the credit of everyone involved, including models, photographers and the celebrities who comment with dazzling power, that it all comes off as beautiful and powerful, never beyond the bounds of taste. When you read those names, and consider what they have done in their own worlds, you will find yourself thinking (at least I did), that these are people whose persons and work you have admired, whom you would like to know in person, with whom you could have unusual and interesting times. They include Pedro Almodovar, David Bowie, John Epperson, Tippi Hedren, Ute Lemper, Julie Newmar, Jennifer Tilly (yes!), Bruce Vlanch and Raquel Welch, all relentless pushers of the cultural envelope.
Tension is the great sexual aphrodisiac and FFF is all about sexual tension expressed with body, face and hand adornment that is at the very limit of what can be done. My copy is not for sale, ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars dazzling!
Wonderful eye-candy - page after page of beautifully innovative photography of Mugler's imaginative creations. Much more than just a fashion book. Highly recommended! ... Read more

158. Isabella Rossellini: Looking At Me: On Pictures and Photographs
by Isabella Rossellini
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Asin: 3829600577
Catlog: Book (2002-09-15)
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Sales Rank: 302390
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Self-reflection by celebrities tends to be fraught with unmentionable difficulties. Not, though, when the star in question is the ever intelligent, self-aware, articulate, and magnificent Isabella Rossellini. For years, a wall in the entrance of Rossellini's apartment has been covered in pictures taken of her by different photographers. Looking at the "Me Wall," Rossellini writes that she never really saw herself; instead she "saw the photographer's work, their ideas, and our collaboration in capturing fantasies." Looking at Me gathers together Rossellini's private collection of portraits taken of herself by some of the world's leading photographers, including Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon, Michel Comte, Patrick Demarchelier, Fabrizio Ferri, Horst P. Horst, Brigitte Lacombe, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Paolo Roversi, Ellen von Unwerth, and Bruce Weber, as well as filmmakers David Lynch and Wim Wenders. Rossellini invites us to join her as she looks at her favorite portraits, privileging us with her witty, humorous, and self-ironical comments. She traces her career, in photographs, from boxing reporter in Muhammad Ali's training camp to highly successful model, from actress in some of Hollywood's more controversial films to head of her own cosmetic line, Manifesto. Mixed in with these public images are pictures of Rossellini in private, with her children, her dog Macaroni, and her pig Spanky. Irresistibly charming, intelligent yet whimsical, Looking At Me proves the perfect complement to Rossellini herself.

Was this exhibit and book, after all, the ultimate display of my own narcissism? Please don't look at it this way . . . though ultimately, I must admit it, it may just be one . . . DAMN IT! --Isabella Rossellini

Introduction by Isabella Rossellini.

Hardcover, 144 pages, 26 color and 58 duotones with two drawings by Isabella. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Engaging
This is a fabulous book, the type that you can sit with for hours and enjoy. It is reminiscent of Sante D'Orazio's first book, but on a much simpler scale. The photos are great, the commentary a little bare-bones but interesting. As a photographer, it's also interesting to see how different photographers have captured the same subject, sometimes more than once. Highly recommended and nicely published. ... Read more

159. Shinde Jewels
by Reema Keswani
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Asin: 2843235707
Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
Publisher: Assouline
Sales Rank: 185455
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160. Fashion Shots (Pro-Lighting Series)
by Alex Larg, Jane Wood
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Asin: 2880463726
Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
Publisher: Rotovision
Sales Rank: 197225
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars You want to learn the tricks of the pro's?
Look behind the scenes. From the film used to the thoughts of the photographer. Excellent resource for photographers no mather if you're a pro, you always learn new things.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book to learn from
Fashion Shots is a book that includes many different lighting situations in a clear layout. I like the book for this, because its imformative and fun to read at the same time. If your interested in fashion photography, this is definetely a book to consider.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fashion photographers mind jump starter...
From the equipment used to take the shots in this book to the actual location of the models and light sources in each photo, this book is a perfect place to tap into. It will help you get some good fashion shots and/or spawn some really creative ideas on the readers end. A good buy for the fashion photographer or the aspiring one! Happy reading :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, practical guide to profession fashion photography
Among all the books I have seen on photography, this book takes a cake for being the best for professional photographers as well as serious students of fashion photography. The book offers creative range of all sections of personal fashions for all those who want to establish themselves professionally in fashion field. The book teaches technics behind some of the best fashion shots, capturing the spirit behind such photographs through the lense. Things that make the fashion photographer unique, the combination of beauty and brains. The book takes you through scene setting and lighting with easy to follow graphics, that allows reader to understand the sensitivity required to capture in one shot what the photographer want others to see. The format and the paper quality bring out the best of all the shots to make this book a collectors item for serious photographers and avid book lovers alike. ... Read more

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