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A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 30 April 2019.

Vince Aletti


Price: USD$95.00

The first book to showcase and critically explore the groundbreaking photography of fashion magazines over the last century

For nearly a century, fashion magazines have provided sophisticated platforms for cutting-edge photography – work that challenges conventions and often reaches far beyond fashion itself. In this book, acclaimed photography critic Vince Aletti has selected 100 significant magazine issues from his expansive personal archive, revealing images by photographers rarely seen outside their original context. With his characteristic élan and featuring stunning images, Aletti has created a fresh, idiosyncratic, and previously unexplored angle on the history of photography.


Format: Paperback
Size: 324 x 254 mm (12 3/4 x 10 in)
Pages: 468 pp
Illustrations: 670 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876788

Vince Aletti is a writer, curator, and critic whose work appears regularly in such publications as Artforum, photograph, and Aperture. Aletti was photography exhibitions reviewer for the New Yorker's "Goings On About Town" section from 2005 to 2016 and served as art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005. He is the author of The Disco Files 1973–79: New York's Underground, Week by Week (2018) and Male: From the Collection of Vince Aletti (2008) and has contributed essays to numerous publications on photography and fashion. In 2005, he won the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Writing. He lives and works in New York City.

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