Horst Portraits: Paris, London, New York
Pepper, Terence. Horst Portraits: Paris, London, New York. First Edition. 2001. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows repaired tear to lower front corner. Foreword by Charles Saumarez Smith. Notes on plates by Robin Muir.
This was the book for the Horst P. Horst retrospective held by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It takes a mostly chronological path, following Horst through his early work in Europe to his move to America (which, due to World War II, became permanent). The images are nearly all full-page plates, one hundred fifty in duotone and twenty in full color. Many of the subjects have since become well-remembered icons and among those that are not, some should be. They include: Horst’s rival Cecil Beaton, Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, Gloria Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lee Radziwill, and many others.
“I like taking photographs, because I like life. And I like photographing people best of all, because most of all I love humanity.”
--Horst P. Horst