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David Bailey : locations, the 1970s archive
Harrison, Martin.
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Publication Information:
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
Physical Description:
259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
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Includes index.
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TR655.B34 H37 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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If David Bailey was the quintessential London photographer during the Swinging Sixties, the photographs he produced in the 1970s reflect a radical reorientation. As can be seen in this comprehensive selection, his subject matter became truly international. across the world that fascinated him. Alongside these photographs, this volume presents images from his 1970s fashion sittings (featuring Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree and Anjelica Huston), as well as his portraits of subjects ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Margaret Thatcher and Mother Teresa. His acclaimed television documentaries on Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Luchino Visconti provided yet more opportunities for compelling stills.

Author Notes

Martin Harrison is widely regarded as the leading authority on the art of fashion photography. His previous books include Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945 (1991), David Bailey: Birth of the Cool (1999), Lillian Bassman (1997), Patrick Demarchalier: Exposing elegance (1998), and numerous others. Harrison works and resides in London.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

David Bailey is perhaps best known as a photographic chronicler of the 1960s London scene-see, for example, David Bailey: Birth of the Cool (compiled by Harrison). For this volume, Harrison gathered almost 300 of Bailey's color and black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. During that time, Bailey broadened his scope, shooting people and places on location in New Guinea, Japan, Haiti, Brazil, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. He also continued his fashion photography, showcasing an eye for texture and line and an almost playful sense of composition. He often highlighted the brittle beauty of the models by placing them in incongruous settings, e.g., the Turkish countryside, inside an African hut, or aboard a massive motorcycle. Later that decade, he turned his camera in a new direction and joined the ranks of the concerned photographer. Indian street scenes, New Guinean tribesmen, the plight of Vietnamese boat people, daily life in Haiti-Bailey explored all these subjects with his camera. And, as always, there is his admirable portraiture, celebrities as well as the person on the street. Chapter introductions by photographic historian Harrison add a socioaesthetic context to the photographs. Highly recommended for larger collections.-Jeff Ingram, Newport P.L., OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.