Karsh, Yousef - American Legends (New in plastic!)
A portfolio of portraits by a legendary photographer contains a treasure trove of new images of America's best-loved and most highly regarded personalities from the worlds of politics, the arts, the military, athletics, and more. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
“When I photographed her in Hollywood and commented on her quality of sophisticated vulnerability, she told me of her harrowing experiences during the Second World War. Years later, in the Kremlin, Chairman Brezhnev agreed to sit for me only if I made him as beautiful as Audrey Hepburn.”
Yousuf Karsh (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002), was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals.
He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century.
An Armenian Genocide survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee. By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most of his adult life, though he traveled extensively for work. His iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill was a breakthrough point in his 60-year career, through which he took numerous photos of known political leaders, men and women of arts and sciences. Over 20 photos by Karsh appeared on the cover of Life magazine until he retired in 1992.
Publisher: Bulfinch Pr, New York; 1st edition (1992)
Hardcover: 156 pages
Item weight: 1465 g
Dimensions: 25,4 x 31,1 x 1,9 cm
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