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Moments Preserved - PENN Irving - 1960. [1275167]
1960 - PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1960). Large quarto, original beige cloth, original dust jacket, original pictorial slipcase. $2500.First edition of Penn's first book, signed and inscribed by him on the half title: "For Dr. Hill; Irving Penn."Noted for his successful commercial work and particularly for his contributions to fashion magazines such as Vogue, Penn has been lauded for his "imagery of extreme elegance" (Blodgett, 101). This collection features "eight essays in photographs and words" by Penn, ranging from "The Flavor of France" to "Christmas in Cuzco." "An overview of an astonishingly busy career". Moments Preserved gathers Penn's vast variety of enthusiasms".Penn reinvented the classic daylight studio portrait for a more casual time, undercutting its formality but heightening its potential as a revealing performance" (Roth, 158). With an introduction by Alexander Liberman. Book with only light soiling to free endpaper, near-fine; dust jacket lightly soiled and with minor edgewear, several small closed tears to folds; extremely good. Light soiling to original slipcase. An extremely good copy, scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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