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Runway: Photographs by Larry Fink

Publisher: New York: powerHouse Books, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1576870278
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 106793

$60.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title debossed on front and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Larry Fink. Introduction by Guy Trebay. Includes a list of plates illustrated with thumbnails. Designed by Yolanda Cuomo, New York. Unpaginated (128 pp.), with 99 full-bleed black-and-white plates and additional illustrations. 11-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches.

Condition

Fine (light shelf wear), in Fine dust jacket.

Description

From the publisher: "Acclaimed master photographer Larry Fink's behind-the-scenes photographs from the world of fashion and couture have graced the pages of America's top beauty, style, pop culture and literary magazines..., and his inimitable take on the biz has resulted in special commissions by the likes of Gianni Versace, Christian Lacroix, and Donna Karan, offering Fink carte blanche front row and backstage access. The seemingly surreptitiously captured dioramas in Runway of fashion week worldwide, special collection debuts, and industry functions provide a surreal glimpse of the famous players, the dutiful minions, and the style czarinas at work in the 90s' most dynamic celebrity-driven industry. Glomming looks and gleaning style from the shows in Milan, New York, and Paris, Fink's distinctive take of the perversely unusual world of fashion teases, baits, and whets our morbid fascination with its glamour with humor and style; like no other photographer possibly could. Runway, along with his well-received book Boxing, comprise a visionary bipolar look at power in America: the brutish and the polished, the transparent and the multilayered, the vulnerable and the commanding. Guess which is which."