Very good in a fair dust jacket in a good plus slipcase. Some minor soil spots to the boards. Spectacular clean and bright images and pages. DJ lightly soiled and rubbed w/ moderate wear and a few short tears to edges, to the corners and to the top and bottom of the spine as shown in pictures. The major flaw with the dust jacket is the DJ spine top is torn small piece is missing.
The slipcase is intact and structurally sound. One bookstore stickers on the front right bottom of the slipcase. Eight essays in photographs and words by Irving Penn. With an introduction by Alexander Liberman.
Rosemary Blackmon collaborated on captions and text. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960. Clothbound in the dust jacket. Photo illustrated laminated cardboard slipcase.Numerous gravure and color reproductions. For this masterpiece of printing, Penn spent a month in Lucerne, Switzerland overseeing the process at C. Bucher, who had produced Avedons Observations the previous year. Each of the eight sections in this seminal monograph "have in common the photographer's deftly understated portraits, printed here in the subtlest gravure, " says Vince Aletti in The Book of 101 Books.
"Penn reinvented the classic daylight studio portrait for a more casual time, " he goes on to say, undercutting its formality but heightening its potential as a revealing performance. The item "Irving Penn Moments Preserved Gravure Color Photographs HC DJ Slipcase 1st ED" is in sale since Sunday, May 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "willimpressivey" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.