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    Frank Zachary(Author)

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From the end of World War II through the 1980s, Aarons photographed the rich and famous, the beautiful and the celebrated: Hollywood royalty, European aristocracy, the grande dames of high society, captains of industry, media moguls, statesmen and stars of every sort. Though upholding the glamorous image of wealth, power, talent and beauty, he saw himself as a journalist whose duty it was to inform, and this led him to develop the environmental portrait - photographs of his subjects at home, at work, at play and mingling with each other. This type of portrait has influenced a generation of photojournalists whose work can be seen in today's lifestyle magazines. This volume shows Aarons photographs of the international elite in their exclusive playgrounds during the jet-set decades of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Slim Aarons is now acknowledged to be one of the most influential photographers of his generation. Before World War II, he was the official photographer at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and during the war he served as a combat photographer for Yank magazine in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. After the war he became a freelance photographer for many magazines including Holiday, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, and Look, and Life. He lives in Bedford, New York. Legendary magazine editor Frank Zachary commissioned many of the photographs in our book for Holiday and Town & Country.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Frank Zachary(Author)
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 01 edition (1 Dec. 2003)
  • English
  • 10
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Auberoque on 7 October 2014

    I really do not understand what all the fuss is over this book which i am sure will be like all his others. The photographs are dated and are of poor quality, the subject matter in most cases is taken from some distance so that nothing is really clear (i like detail and this is lacking). Overall i felt a waste of money as i did not get from it what i was expecting and led to expect, and that is detailed photographs of subjects in their homes, their clothes etc. Very poor all round. Photography has changed much over the years and this book is showing its age and lack of sophistication.


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