Irving Penn - Centennial


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Maria Morris Hambourg is an independent curator of photography. Jeff L. Rosenheim is curator in charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


“This stunning catalogue to the Met’s centennial exhibition draws out art historical connections within Penn’s authoritative, meticulously composed, nuanced oeuvre. This is a vivid social chronicle too, reflecting Penn’s long working life as a fashion photographer and portraitist.”—Jackie Wullschläger, Financial Times

“Irving Penn: Centennial, by Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim, presents page after page of startlingly fresh images.”—Luc Sante, New York Times

Listed among the “Top 100 Christmas Gifts” in The Telegraph, 2017

“An opulent volume, which represents the most comprehensive and multi-faceted publication of the photographer’s work to date.”—Leica Fotografie International

“A factual examination and illustration of a huge achievement that has changed and influenced the face of photography.”—Marina Vaizey, V&A Magazine

“Such depth, subtlety and grace—increasingly rare in modern photography—speaks to the viewer not in exclamations, but in pure poetry. . . . A key book for fans of photography.”—Glass Magazine

“Vast and insightful volume. . . . One of the finest photography books of recent years.”—Christian House, Art Agency Partners

“The attention that has been paid to the reproduction of Penn’s works is exceptional.”—Lucy Davies, World of Interiors

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