New Release Books by Catherine Chermayeff

Catherine Chermayeff is the author of Lillian Bassman (1997), Scaly Facts (1995), Wild Love (1994), I Dreamed I Had a Girl in My Pocket (1996) and other 2 books.

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Lillian Bassman

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Lillian Bassman
This monograph of Bassman''s legendary work - the first ever published - presents the romantic, experimental visions, seen mostly in Harper''s Bazaar, that brought a sophisticated new aesthetic to print photography. Yet the story of Bassman''s life and newfound celebrity at age eight and the extraordinary tale of how her work survived are as remarkable as the images themselves. From the 1940s to the 1960s Bassman was at fashion''s cutting edge, working as both art director and photographer. At Junior Bazaar she worked with young photographers like Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Louis Faurer, Arnold Newman and Paul Himmel. Then, under Russian emigre and Modernist guru Alexey Brodovitch (and while using George Hoyningen-Huene''s darkroom), Bassman started to shoot pictures herself - diffuse, moody images with an idiosyncratic vocabulary of gestures, and an unsettling edge. Bassman soon was in constant demand and, in addition to her editorial work, shot advertising campaigns for clients like Chanel and Balenciaga. By the 1970s, Bassman''s interest in pure form began to clash with fashion''s changing aesthetic. Her increasing disenchantment with fashion as an industry led her to abandon commercial photography for personal projects instead. In a bold attempt to free herself creatively from the past, she jettisoned forty years of negatives and prints - her life''s work. Over twenty years later, luck resurrected a forgotten bag, brimful of hundreds of images. Now, Bassman is enjoying a resurgence at fashion''s forefront, with exhibitions at museums and art galleries in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, several portfolios in the New York Times Magazine, the coveted Neiman Marcus campaign, and an upcoming 1997 retrospective exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, that plans to travel to Germany and Milan. This long-awaited monograph, presenting both past and recent work, is not only a tribute to a great talent in the annals of fashion and photography but also the story of an indomitable creative personality.

Scaly Facts

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Scaly Facts
A fact filled childrens book all about animals that have scales.

Wild Love

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Wild Love
Klappentext: Wild Love takes you on a journey through thirty-six mating rituals, from the cumbersome wooing of giant tortoises to the passionate flight of courting egrets to the cruel dance of the praying mantis. Full of stunning photography by such renowned nature photographers as Art Wolfe, Jim Brandenburg, Jeff Foott, and Frans Lanting, and complete with entertaining and informative text on each species, Wild Love is sure to sure to surprise and seduce.

I Dreamed I Had a Girl in My Pocket

release date: Jan 01, 1996
I Dreamed I Had a Girl in My Pocket
Photographs and narratives feature the children of rural India

Drag Diaries

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Drag Diaries
Offering the inside scoop on drag history and culture, this book includes a chronology of drag-related films, an annual drag calendar, a drag-inspired reading list, an essential drag shopping guide, and interviews with famous drag entertainers, from Joey Arias to Lypsynka. 105 photos, 58 in color.
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