- ISBN: 9780821226698
- Autor: Bourdin Samuel, Bourdin Guy,
- Rok wydania: 2001-10-22
Ilość stron: 208
Format: 290x375 mm
Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin is a publishing event -- the first book ever of the work of a photographer who left an indelible mark on the world of fashion & commercial photography. Through his work at French Vogue (where Helmut Newton also worked) Bourdin dominated the seventies fashion magazines, with a style described by one photo historian as the "look of an era, glamorous, hard-edged...rich with implied narratives & strong, erotic undercurrents." Images of Charles Jourdan shoes, for instance, were transformed by Bourdin into surrealistic dreams--and are as provocative today as they were when first published. Bourdin's influence on contemporary photographers is immediately obvious. Bourdin, who died in 1991, never published a book on his work--these images have been virtually unseen for more than three decades. Now his son, Samuel Bourdin, working with creative director Fernando Delgado, has created this gorgeous overview of the finest images from his father's legacy. A foreword by the novelist & critic Luc Sante, & a biographical essay by Michel Guerrin--photo critic for Le Monde, Paris--comprise the text. Exhibit A features 100 images in an oversized, sumptuous volume.Guy Bourdin's surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages of international fashion magazines in the 1970s. His revolutionary ad campaign for Charles Jourdan shoes fascinated readers with photographs as provocative and edgy today as they were almost three decades ago. Bourdin's influence on modern photography is sweeping and far-reaching -- yet he died in 1991 without ever having published a collection of his work. Now his son, Samuel Bourdin, working with creative director Fernando Delgado, has created this gorgeous overview of some of the finest images from his father's legacy. The powerful images are accompanied by a foreword by writer and critic Luc Sante, and a biographical essay by Michel Guerrin, photography critic of Le Monde.