Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Reading List….Moments Preserved By Irving Penn

irvingpennThis is the first real great collection of Irving Penn’s work in one book. I’ve always wanted to own it and I finally found a copy in good condition at a good price at my favorite bookstore in Paris, Comptoir de l’Image (post on the bookstore here).


Book Details-

Moments Preserved: Eight Essays In Photographs And Words


Published by Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (1960)



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  1. aga's suitcase

    April 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I didn’t know it. I will have to check it

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  2. With Or Without Shoes

    April 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm


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  3. Archana

    April 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    These pictures are beautiful.

  4. Liz

    April 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I’ll have to check this out — love the photos

  5. milex

    April 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I think it’s gonna hypnotize me!

  6. Simone Fraser

    May 1, 2015 at 3:58 am

    These are truly magnificent photographs. Thanks for the share, Sart.

  7. Joannesez

    May 1, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Depending on what you mean when you say “a good price”, you were very lucky; this book is out of print and accordingly rare and expensive.

  8. M.

    May 1, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I think he is my favourite photographer. Vogue is not the same without him. I have torn out Vogue pages of his in a file that I was just looking through. There is a gorgeous one of a young model wearing a black Micky Mouse lace mask. It is quintessentially glamorous. I was thinking of putting it in a frame.

    I saw an exhibit in Venice last Dec. Wonderful mix from his career.

  9. Soo

    June 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Greeeeeeeeen with absolute envy. Great find!

  10. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    These are truly magnificent photograph

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