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Fashion Photography

The Story in 180 Pictures

Eugénie Shinkle


A beautifully illustrated survey of the key figures and movements in fashion photography from the dawn of the genre to the present day


Fashion photography captures our desires and fantasies about how we present ourselves to the world, reflecting the changing values of our culture and society. Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures explores the profound influence that fashion photography has had on us over the past century, presenting its evolution as a language, and a genre, while showcasing some of its most glamorous moments. Featuring work by every important fashion photographer of the past, alongside those shaping contemporary taste today – including Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller, to name a few – fashion chronicler Eugénie Shinkle reveals illuminating moments in the story of fashion and photography, as she sketches the bigger picture.


'A sumptuous collection of iconic images proving that fashion photography is an art form in itself'
Mail on Sunday

'Beautiful …  a welcome addition to any fashion lover’s coffee table'
Image magazine

'A sharply-curated feast of fashion inspiration'
Phoenix magazine

'A stylish reminder that fashion mirrors real changes in the world'
Red magazine

'Should be in every college library or art director's desk, and within close reach of fashion journalists and writers'
The Business of Fashion

'An excellent primer'
Sunday Herald

'An art object in itself, this weighty tome provides an all-inclusive, visual record of 150-years worth of unforgettable fashion frames'

'As enjoyable and thought-provoking to read as it is to peruse visually'
Design Anthology magazine

'The perfect gift for a stylish loved one'
Mrs D-Daily

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.0 x 24.5 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 12 October 2017

ISBN: 9780500021392

Contents List

Introduction • 1860 to the early 1900s • 1920s and 30s • 1940s and 50s • 1960s • 1970s • 1980s and 90s • 2000s

About the Author

Eugénie Shinkle is senior lecturer on photographic theory and criticism at the University of Westminster. She is also the author of Fashion as Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion.

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