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Penn, Irving

Works: 386 works in 775 publications in 5 languages and 10,341 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Portraits  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree
Classifications: TR654, 779.092
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Most widely held works by Irving Penn
Worlds in a small room by Irving Penn( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventive Paris clothes, 1909-1939 : a photographic essay by Irving Penn( Book )

23 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventive Paris Clothes 1909 1939: A Photographic Essay by Irving Penn. NY: A Studio Book / Viking Press, 1977. Hardcover in dust jacket, 96 pp. A superb collection of b/w photographs presented in essay format by influential fashion photographer Irving Penn. Best known for his classically elegant visual style and his long association with Vogue magazine, these photographs feature Paris fashions that appeared in Vreeland's exhibition "The Tens, The Twenties, The Thirties: Inventive Clothes, 1909-1939" at The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, Dec. 14, 1973-May, 1974. The work of Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Callot, Molyneux, Paquin, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are some of early 20th century French couture masters included in this look at fashion as it evolved from the Belle Epoque into the modern era, just before WWII. From the dust jacket: "The fashions of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s were as glorious as they were socially reflective. Inspired by the exhibit organized by Diana Vreeland for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Irving Penn's masterly picture essay captures the flavor of the times as well as literal details of design. Because of her participation in and astute observation of, the scene in which these fashions were born, Diana Vreeland in her text is able to provide a unique glimpse into the lives of each of the couturiers, and her captions to Penn's sensitive photographs are rich in detail. From the straight-line creations of Paul Poiret to the classically modern work of Gabrielle Chanel and the fanciful innovations of Elsa Schiaparelli, Penn has included the most remarkable material--designs that provided the principles from which all fashion to follow would grow."
Still life by Irving Penn( Book )

20 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In photographs taken over the past 60 years, Irving Penn brings his astute and austere eye to the venerable still life tradition. From his innovative ongoing work for the editorial pages of Vogue to the harsher personal work of his later years, which explores the visual intrigue of such inconsequential objects as street trash, bones, and cigarette butts, Penn has created images that have a wit, simplicity, and edginess that set his work apart. Penn has personally overseen every detail of this exquisite book's design and production. Still Life is certain to be one of the most powerful photography books of the new century."
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 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers : photographs by Irving Penn( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issey Miyake by Irving Penn( Book )

25 editions published in 1988 in 4 languages and held by 408 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 319 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."--Jacket
Moments preserved : eight essays in photographs and words by Irving Penn( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Penn regards the work of Issey Miyake : photographs, 1975-1998 by Irving Penn( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les formes et les textures étonnantes de Miyake offrent à Penn des sujets qui évoquent à la fois la beauté des tribus primitives et la mode la plus futuriste qui soit
Still life : Irving Penn photographs, 1938-2000 by Irving Penn( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augenblicke by Irving Penn( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Penn betrachtet das Werk von Issey Miyake : Photographien 1975-1998 by Irving Penn( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Penn : centennial by Irving Penn( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the centennial of Irving Penn's birth, this volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. The introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. The essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits; fashion; female nudes; people of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; still lifes; and more"--Provided by publisher
Earthly bodies : Irving Penn's nudes, 1949-50 by Irving Penn( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 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."--Jacket
En passant : mémoires de travail by Irving Penn( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passage : a work record by Irving Penn( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 Penn, then an associate in Vogue 's art department handling the magazine's layouts, was encouraged by Alexander Lieberman to pick up a camera and do the actual photography instead. Since then, he has been producing images at once penetrating and mysterious. While Penn's incisive portraits of both the famous and the unknown--particularly ethnic peoples he posed carefully in studios--capture the specifics even as he renders the sitters timeless, his graceful yet boldly inventive fashion photography has gone far beyond the standard expectations of that genre. In fact, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this overview is its demonstration that, in the hands of a master, the line between fashion photography and art photography simply does not exist. Penn provides some rather brief commentary on the images displayed here, but the photographs themselves--thoughtfully laid out, beautifully reproduced--make the book. For all libraries that collect photography books seriously. *- Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"*
Les belles robes de Paris, 1909-1939 : essai photographique by Irving Penn( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Penn : collection privée = Privatsammlung : [exposition au Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, du 20 mai au 15 août 1994] = [Ausstellung im Museum für Kunst und Geschichte, Freiburg, vom 20. Mai bis 15. August 1994] by Irving Penn( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce catalogue est édité à l'occasion de l'exposition Irving Penn / Collection privée présentée au Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg du 20 mai au 15 août 1994
Irving Penn photographs of Dahomey (1967) by Irving Penn( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English (251)

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French (19)

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