Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter
The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images

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Vanity Fair: The Portraits brings together 300 iconic portraits from Vanity Fair’s 95-year history in a remarkable book that captures the image of modern fame—the magical thing that happens when individual talent and beauty (and sometimes genius) is caught in the spotlight of popular curiosity and passion. The photographers—from Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino—are a glittering and celebrated group themselves. Their portraits have become the iconic likenesses of the best-known figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics.

 

From legends such as Pablo Picasso, Amelia Earhart, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn to the stars, writers, athletes, style icons, and titans of business and politics of today, Vanity Fair: The Portraits offers an authoritative roster of talent and glamour in the 20th century.

 

About Graydon Carter

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Published September 1, 2008 by Abrams. 384 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Earlier this year - the year he celebrated 10 years at Vanity Fair - he had a 10-CD set made of the music he'd loved in his life, and called it Graydon Carter: The Soundtrack , as if he were putting the finishing touches on his creation.

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Publishers Weekly

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Ranging from Edward Steichen's iconographic black-and-white portraits of Louise Brooks, Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg, and Gloria Swanson (which defined the ""look"" of Hollywood in its first half-century) to the contemporary and often shocking color photographs of Annie Leibovitz (of nearly ...

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That’s the task Vanity Fair put to 101 luminaries, in Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire.

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You'd have a taste of Vanity Fair: The Portraits (Abrams), spectacular images from the magazine's two incarnations, 1913 to 1936 and 1983 to the present, juxtaposing the taboo-smashing bravado of photographers Annie Leibovitz and Helmut Newton, to name just two, with the cool romanticism of Cecil...

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