Guy Bourdin

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Title: Guy Bourdin
Author: Charlotte Cotton, Shelly Verthime
ISBN10: 0810966050
ISBN13: 978-0810966055
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum (May 1, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Photography & Video
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Pages: 168 pages
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Guy Bourdin by Charlotte Cotton, Shelly Verthime


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Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) created the most challenging fashion photography of the late 20th century. Over a 35-year career, including more than three decades creating confrontational images for French Vogue and groundbreaking campaigns for Charles Jourdan footwear, he staged complex dramas, with every gesture and prop carrying a potent psychological charge. He showed us that in the context of fashion it is rarely the product that compels us; it is the image--the seductive narratives of the commercial world, and the quest for the unattainable--that stirs our desires. Today, Bourdin stands as one of the most influential image-makers of all time.

Bourdin cultivated his anonymity, refusing all proposals for books and exhibitions during his lifetime. This volume, published to coincide with the first major exhibition of his photographs, showcases not only his fashion images but also his brooding landscapes and magical cityscapes. The photographs are accompanied by five specially commissioned essays, which together offer the first thorough analysis of Bourdin's unique creativity.