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Lynes, George Platt 1907-1955

Overview
Works: 433 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 3,332 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Portraits  Stories, plots, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: GV1786.N4, 792.8097471
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The New York City Ballet by Lincoln Kirstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rijk geïllustreerde uitgave over de geschiedenis van het New Yorkse balletgezelschap van 1912 tot en met 1973
George Platt Lynes : photographs from the Kinsey Institute by James Crump ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Platt Lynes was truly a photographer ahead of his time. His striking images, many of which celebrate the beauty of the human form, are startlingly modern when viewed from a late-twentieth-century vantage point. His influence on many of today's most heralded photographers is unequivocal and profound; his love for glamour, tireless interest in modern culture, and experimental nature infiltrated his photographs and shaped his very life." "In the 1930s and 1940s, Lynes was widely known for his fashion photographs - luminous and elegant images that defined haute couture. He was also an accomplished dance photographer and portraitist, but his soul was in his fine art photography and, in particular, the resonant figure studies of male nudes - many with erotic overtones - deemed too scandalous for revelation during his lifetime." "This landmark monograph brings to light a large body of Lynes's unpublished work and features eighty dramatic images representing all the genres he worked in. It gives particular attention to the male nudes that many feel to be Lynes's finest work. The photographs are drawn from an archive of six hundred prints collected by Lynes's friend and patron Alfred Kinsey, founder of the world-famous Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction which today houses his collection." "Bruce Weber's intimate introduction and two insightful, provocative essays by James Crump provide a framework for viewing and interpreting Lynes's forceful images. This elegant book provides a new perspective on a fascinating man, his innovative work, and his timeless and integral contribution to photography."--BOOK JACKET
Ballet by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Platt Lynes : photographs, 1931-1955 by Jack Woody ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Platt Lynes, 1907-1955 by David Leddick ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrætfotografier af fotografen George Platt Lynes (1907-1955)
George Platt Lynes by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Platt Lynes by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Platt Lynes : photographic visions : Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 to April 27, 1980 by Mass.) Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographien aus der Sammlung des Kinsey Institute by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1830 by René Crevel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ballet Theatre : [souvenir program] by N.Y.) Ballet Theatre (New York ( Book )
4 editions published between 1950 and 1953 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City Ballet : [souvenir program by New York City Ballet ( Book )
3 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New York City Ballet : [souvenir program] a portfolio of photographs by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait : the photographs of George Platt Lynes, 1927 1955 by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1981-1982 : Robert Miller, New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City Ballet : photographs from 1935 through 1955 by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ballet Caravan : [souvenir program] by Inc. (New York, N.Y.) Ballet Caravan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1937 and 1939 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fourteenth season of the Ballet Theatre : [souvenir program] by N.Y.) Ballet Theatre (New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Ballet] photographs by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Platt Lynes : the male nudes by George Platt Lynes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The elegant male nude photographs of George Platt Lynes, many never before published, from a newly discovered archive of negatives. George Platt Lynes was the preeminent celebrity portraitist of his day, shooting for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and creating distinctive photographs of iconic cultural figures such as Diana Vreeland, Salvador Dalí, and Orson Welles. But he also produced a separate body of work, kept largely hidden during his lifetime: photographs of the male nude. Many of these photos were shot in the studio and, like his fashion and dance work, were painstakingly posed and lit. They have a cinematic allure that evokes 1940s Hollywood and the lost era of New York's café society. Many seem to illustrate some unwritten mythology. Others reveal private obsessions of the photographer, who was always alert to the sculptural qualities of a young man at his most vital. This is the only Platt Lynes book to focus on the male nude images in a comprehensive and carefully considered manner. It is the first book to be published with the cooperation of the artist's estate, which has provided unprecedented access to institutional and private collections, including the Kinsey Institute and the Guggenheim Museum."
 
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Alternative Names
George Platt Lynes
Lynes, George P. 1907-1955
Platt-Lynes, George
Platt-Lynes, George 1907-1955
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