Item description for Helmut Newton: Private Property (Schirmer Visual Library) by Helmut Newton & Marshall Blonsky...
Through their inimitable mixture of eroticism, subdued elegance and decadent luxury, Newton's pictures reflect in the highest aesthetic quality an obsession with human vanity -- from female exhibitionism to male voyeurism. With technical perfection, an extremely detailed style and a relentless directness, Newton staged the neverending psychodrama that contrasts glamour with the need for admiration, self-confidence with the desire for self-presentation, and Eros with Thanatos. Private Property was originally a three-part portfolio containing 45 b&w photographs. It includes Newton's best work from the period 1972-1983 -- an exquisite assortment of fashion shots, portraits and erotic motifs which are all based on real location and luxurious lifestyles. The entire sequence of pictures from the Private Property portfolio is included in our book which first appeared in 1989.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2004
ISBN 3888143918 ISBN13 9783888143915
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More About Helmut Newton & Marshall Blonsky
About the Author: Marshall Blonsky, who has taught critical theory at Vassar College, is now a professor at New York University and the New School for Social Research. He is a frequent contributor to Harper's, The Washington Post Outlook, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and other publications.
Marshall Blonsky has an academic affiliation as follows - New School for Social Research; New York University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Helmut Newton: Private Property (Schirmer Visual Library)?
Great Photographer May 23, 2007
Very good collection of great photos. The size of the book is the only I change, it's a little small
Not So Private Feb 8, 2006
A number of the photographs in this small collection appear elsewhere in books of Newton's work, e.g., Big Nudes. That said, they do not disappoint, exhibiting the familiar taste for unconventional portrayals and quirky humor that mark his style.
One other thing for potential viewer/readers to keep in mind is that this is a small book, almost identical in size to the (humorously named) Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica, which I have reviewed elsewhere.