Poschardt, Ulf - Archaeology of Elegance: Twenty Years of Fashion Photography 1980-2000 (New in plastic!)
Archeology of Elegance is an exceptional and dynamic collection of 200 superb photographs by sixty-two of today's most acclaimed photographers from Robert Mapplethorpe to Peter Lindbergh, Miles Aldridge, Herb Ritts, Ellen von Unwerth, Nick Knight, David Lachapelle and Jean-Baptiste Mondino, presenting fashion photography as art. During the past twenty years, there is no question that fashion photography has become a driving force for new directions in fashion, design and cosmetics and a vital source of ideas for the visual arts and designmanifesting itself in forms as diverse as punk rock, glamour or high-tech futurism.
According to culture critic Ulf Poschardt, fashion photography has become the new, almost self-sufficient leitmedia of international culture, a culture that is expressed increasingly in visual terms. As seen in Archeology of Elegance, this once commercial and functional craft has become, without question, an art form in itself.
Publisher: St Martin's Press; 1st edition (27 March, 2003)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Item weight: 2895 g
Dimensions: 26.67 x 4.06 x 30.73 cm
New in plastic