Irving Penn: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984
- This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, is the first comprehensive retrospective of Penn's work. The essay by John Szarkowski follows a brilliant career, from its art-school beginnings to the provocative still lifes , photographs of cigarettte butts and street detritus -- works of eloquence and classical rectitude, made from the least consequential of subject matter. 'Penn's private, stubborn, artistic intuitions, writes Szarkowski, 'have revised our sense of the world's content. His essential work is Spartan in its rigor, in its devotion to the sober elegance of clarity, in the high demand that it makes of us regarding poise, grace, costume, style, and the definition of our selves
- 12.25 x 11 inches, 216 pages.
- In used condition with signs of wear due to it's age, however the book is fully functional