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Penn, Irving

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Works: 286 works in 538 publications in 6 languages and 9,079 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography 
Roles: Illustrator, Photographer, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: TR654, 779.092
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Worlds in a small room by Irving Penn ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inventive Paris clothes, 1909-1939 : a photographic essay by Irving Penn ( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Still life by Irving Penn ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Penn master images : the collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery by Merry A Foresta ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flowers : photographs by Irving Penn ( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Issey Miyake by Irving Penn ( Book )
16 editions published in 1988 in 5 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Begleitbuch zu der Ausstellung "Issey Miyake A UN" im Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris vom 5. Okt. - 31. Dez. 1988
Irving Penn : platinum prints by Sarah Greenough ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a career that spans more than fifty years, American photographer Irving Penn (born 1917) has created some of the most arresting portraits, influential fashion studies, and provocative still lifes of the twentieth century. In the early 1960s when he turned from magazine work to platinum printing, he reinterpreted his earlier photographs, transforming them into the independent works of art that have been celebrated for the last thirty years. Extensively with the platinum process, making innumerable test strips in his quest to achieve remarkably subtle, rich tonal ranges and luxurious textures. When Penn rediscovered these test trips in the late 1980s, he arranged them in seventeen provocative collages, the Platinum Test Materials, which represent timeless meditations on his entire career: in demonstrating his search for perfection - and the difficulties in obtaining it - he has made this quest the very subject of his art." "This book reproduces the seventeen Platinum Test Materials, as well as the eighty-five platinum prints that are represented in these collages. Some of Penn's most important photographs are included, from portraits of Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, David Smith, and Saul Steinberg; to studies of indigenous peoples in New Guinea; innovative still lifes; and celebrated fashion studies."--BOOK JACKET
Moments preserved : eight essays in photographs and words by Irving Penn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Penn, photographs in platinum metals : images--1947-1975 : [exhibition] September 9-October 11, 1977 by Irving Penn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Penn regards the work of Issey Miyake : photographs, 1975-1998 by Irving Penn ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskrivelse: Irving Penn Regards the Work of Issey Miyake displays the wordless harmony of the artistic relationship between Irving Penn, one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, and the designer Issey Miyake, one of the few figures to have taken clothing design into the realm of art. For more than a decade and across different continents, the work of one has provided a mirror for the work of the other. Miyake offers Penn the forms and textures that have been the substance of much of his long career. Penn's photographs allow Miyake to look again at his designs as if they were completely new. This is an invaluable representation of the intuitive partnership between two artists that Miyake describes as a "silent understanding."
Irving Penn : eine Retrospektive by Irving Penn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Penn betrachtet das Werk von Issey Miyake : Photographien 1975-1998 by Irving Penn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passage : a work record by Irving Penn ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografisk billedværk
Earthly bodies : Irving Penn's nudes, 1949-50 by Irving Penn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the world's preeminent photographers, Irving Penn is famous for insightful portraiture, surprising still life, and influential fashion work - he is less well known as a superb photographer of the female nude. His most important pictures in this genre were made over fifty years ago, when the then-young photographer engaged several artist's models in a number of intense sessions modeling only their unadorned bodies. These sessions took place on weekends and in the evenings, and were essentially an artistic antidote to the ephemeral fashion and surface world of the stylish ladies' magazines. The women Penn chose and the ways he viewed them produced nudes that were highly unorthodox by mid-twentieth-century standards: folded, twisted, and stretched, with extra belly, mounded hips, and puddled breasts, their fleshy torsos are sisters of Titian's and Rubens', while their mother in prodigality is the archaic fertility idol. Charged with powerful physical and sexual energy yet somehow chaste, they are among the most ambitious and successful nudes ever made." "The great 1949-50 nudes have rarely been seen, and the complete nude sessions have never been the subject of serious study. This volume illustrates some fifty of Penn's exquisitely wrought prints in silver and platinum, in particularly faithful reproduction. Sequenced to reveal the artist's progressive exploration of his theme, and his increasingly liberal and personal vision, the photographs constitute a remarkable whole - a frieze of life based on a love affair with earthly goddesses."--BOOK JACKET
Irving Penn, fotografier : en donation till minne av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn = Irving Penn, photographs : a donation in memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn by Irving Penn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Swedish and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les belles robes de Paris, 1909-1939 : essai photographique by Irving Penn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Penn, photographs in platinum metals : images--1947-1975 : [exhibition] May 20-June20, 1981 by Irving Penn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augenblicke by Irving Penn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Issey Miyake by Irving Penn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (177)
German (25)
French (14)
Swedish (12)
Italian (8)
Japanese (1)
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