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Peter Lindbergh: Images Of Women [Paperback]

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After his "aperitif" book of models, Ten Women, which was a world success within five months of publication, Peter Lindbergh presented in 1997 his long-awaited larger title Images of Women, comprising the creative essence of his photographic work. Images of Women contains Lindbergh's classic fashion photos, his great portraits of actresses and pop stars such as Madonna, Tina Turner, Demi Moore, Milla Jovovitch, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Daryl Hannah, and many, many more--- and, of course, all the photos of his supermodels that he has been saving up for his larger book. Images of Women thus provides a comprehensive overview of twenty years of artistic work of the highest level, showing Peter Lindbergh in his favourite role---as a man who loves women.

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Pages   312
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 15.2" Width: 10.16" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   5.51 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2004
Publisher   Schirmer/Mosel
ISBN  3829601433  
ISBN13  9783829601436  

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excellent photos, paperback book binding weak  Jul 27, 2005
The photos are beautiful and the prints are excellent, but the 'ties that bind' this work of art together are weak. I have had this book for a couple of years, but have only looked through it less than 10 times, and the binding glue is coming loose. This is letting the interior sections move around and basically ruining the whole book. Buyer beware on the crappy construction of this book. The only upside I see is that when the pages finally fall out, I can put some in frames as art.
Peter Lindbergh should stay with fashion photography, staged and stagnant, with women who are only capable of recognizing themselves. With the exception of three or four photographs, most of the women appear to be projecting a lifeless imitation of some human feeling or expression. Even more remarkable is his ability to photograph a nude or semi-nude woman and remove from her any projection of sensuality or femininity. They seem to have the warmth of a mannequin, which in fairness to Lindbergh,may be the truth which he captures.
Challenging Gazes from Handsome Women  Mar 15, 2001
Peter Lindbergh's impression of women is a respectful and complimentary one. He sees them as well-grounded in character first, rather than as artful silhouettes. His work often grittily outlines women's substantial personalities by showing them operating independently within the urban and industrial manliness of modern society.

The volume contains female nudity that would probably earn the work an "R" rating if it were a motion picture.

This volume contains 189 Novatone plates that provide the definitive collection of Mr. Lindbergh's fashion and portrait work. The pages are large and the images well reproduced. The main problem with the book is that center creases devaste many images, which should have been fold-outs.

The introduction by Martin Harrison is quite well done, and well worth your time and attention. ". . . [I]t is evident his models enjoy being photographed by him." In making these images, "Lindbergh peels away some of the artifice of a fashion sitting . . . ." The models say, ". . . [W]e recognize ourselves . . . ." "His women are strong; handsome rather than pretty, they are definitely not pushovers." "The gaze . . . is neither passive nor exactly defiant." The gaze is definitely challenging you to show what you've got however, to earn the respect of these self-confident and self-contained women. There is a strong sense of trust that the women are showing in Lindberg in order to to portray themselves in these assertive, rather than pretty, ways.

I find many of his photographs of movement in gritty urban and industrial settings to be interesting rather than compelling. There are lots of those images in this volume, and they usally lack both the abstract and raw qualities of the best urban photographers. Although these are part of his oeuvre, Lindbergh's work is by far at its best when he is portraying a woman's personality.

Relatively few of the images really captured me, although I found the body of his work to be very fine. Here are some favorites:

Tatjana Patitz; France, 1986 (p. 33)

Marie-Sophie Wilson, Frank; French Marie Claire; Grand Bretagne, 1987 (pp. 70-71)

Berri Smither, Harper's Bazaar USA, California, 1993 (p. 87)

Lynne Koester, Paris, 1986 (p. 91)

Linda Evangelista, Glamour, Portugal, 1992 (pp. 174-175)

Marie-Sophie Wilson, German Vogue, Paris, 1987 (p. 181)

Iris Palmer, German Marie Claire, Los Angeles, 1989 (p. 185)

Rachel Williams, American Vogue, Los Angeles, 1988

Nicole and Nikita Blount, Harper's Bazaar USA, New York, 1993

This book is remarkably good for making the reader think about what gazes mean. Most of us think of a challenging gaze as meaning, "stay away." Lindbergh has captured something different, "come closer only if you are worthy." Perhaps more of us should develop this gaze. It is not appraising, rather it is expressing one's own character. Too often, gazes are appraising, and such appraisal can lead to misunderstandings and missed communications.

I suggest you look in the mirror and see what your gazes express.

Show your character more clearly!

Perfect!  May 20, 2000
If you really love photography, and if you really like beautiful women, look no more, this is it! Amber, Naomi, Helena, Linda, Tatiana, et al.
Raw talent that is captured here, for you to enjoy...This man is...eye behind the lense.!

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