Karsh: A Fifty-year Retrospective

Ansel Adams , Margaret Atwood, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Walter Cronkite, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, Ronal

Year 1986
Edition FIRST
Printing FOURTH
Binding Softcover
Condition Near Fine
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Little Brown & Company, 1986. FIRST EDITION, fourth printing. Excellent condition, this copy is clean and bright, little modest shelving rub at the corners of the soft cover, a light smattering of foxing at the uppers of the front and end pages, and faint reading creases at the spine. Very rare dated signature (1987) by the great photographer directly on half title page. Two hundred spectacular images by one of the legendary photographers of the 20th century – Yousuf Karsh. Illustrated with 176 duotone and 12 colour photographs. Index..This volume of Karsh's art covers his whole range; he was not just a portrait photographer ( although he was certainly among the greatest in this field), he was also a commercial photographer, and he brought to his assignments, be it advertising or going to Africa to shoot background stills to highlight the movie Zulu, the same skills and expertise that went into his portrait sessions with the famous. The photographs in this volume range from some of his very early work, to portraits of the Queen, to a gentleman called William Holder , the last surviving sailmaker in New Brunswick. Includes Karsh photos of Ansel Adams ('77), Margaret Atwood ('77), Ingrid Bergman ('46), Humphrey Bogart ('46), Jimmy Carter ('81), Winston Churchill ('41,'56), Walter Cronkite ('79), Albert Einstein ('48), Ernest Hemingway ('57), Audrey Hepburn ('56), Grace Kelly ('56), John F. Kennedy ('60), Ronald Reagan ('82), Paul Robeson ('41), Elizabeth Taylor ('46), and Tennessee Williams ('56) et al. The record of a major artist whose portraits have made being 'Karshed' a singular accomplishment. It is also something new. It is the first book on Karsh to include a large group of photographs of arresting people not in the public eye, of workers in their environments, and of his early works and experiments. It is the first book to represent his work in color, with surprising masterworks. The photographer contributes a substantial autobiographical section with personal photographs. Through his introduction and his revealing comments on the portraits, we understand Karsh's intense interest in and great rapport with his subjects." Unpaginated.