Still Life by Irving Penn, First Edition

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Bullfinch Press Book Little, Brown and Company, 2002. First edition.  Hardcover in dust jacket.

Slight creasing on dust jacket as pictured.

Irving Penn is one of the twentieth century’s greatest photographers and most distinguished practitioners of the still life genre. This is the first book devoted solely to his still life work. Following a venerable tradition, Penn brings his own astute and austere eye to the subject in photographs taken over the past sixty years. From his innovative work for the editorial pages of Vogue to the harsher personal work of his later years, his work has a wit, simplicity and edginess that sets it apart. Irving Penn has personally overseen every detail of this elegant book’s design and production. An effort has been made to create on the printed page reproductions that have a fidelity to th