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Arnold Newman

William A. Ewing

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An arresting array of portraits and photography of people from renowned photographer Arnold Newman


Arnold Newman was one of the most productive, creative and successful portrait photographers of the twentieth century.

For more than sixty years Newman was recognized by regular publication in the most influential magazines of the day, major solo exhibitions and appearances in many of the world’s most prestigious photography collections.

This landmark publication – the first monograph to be published after Newman’s death in 2006 – is packed with iconic images and includes short biographies of Newman’s sitters.

More than 200 photographs, including dozens never before seen in book form, showcase the photographer’s remarkable talent. Famous sitters range from painters, writers and musicians to businessmen, bankers and leaders of industry, and include Truman Capote, Marc Chagall, J. F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Andy Warhol. Individual and group portraits are represented in the book, as well as abstracts, landscapes, architectural details and cityscapes.

Two essays by William A. Ewing shed light on Newman’s growing practice; Arthur Ollman provides an informative and entertaining look back at an old friend; and David Coleman focuses on an important national commission undertaken by the photographer.

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The Art Newspaper

'Much more than a coffee-table read ... entertainingly insightful'
Professional Photographer

'Arnold Newman's portraits epitomized his fastidiously controlled, graphic approach to photography. This book, the first posthumous monograph, perfectly illustrates this aesthetic'
Hungry Eye

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 210

Publication date: 12 March 2012

ISBN: 9780500544150

Contents List

Preface by Todd Brandow • Arnold Newman: Student by William A. Ewing • PLATES I • Arnold Newman: Master by William A. Ewing • PLATES II • A Photographer’s Life: Looking Back at Arnold Newman by Arthur Ollman • PLATES III • “A Positive Story”: Arnold Newman’s Great American Faces by David Coleman

About the Author

William A. Ewing is an author, lecturer, curator of photography and museum director. Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne from 1996 to 2010, his many publications on photography include The Body, Arnold Newman: Masterclass, Landmark and Lois Greenfield: Moving Still.

List of Contributors

Todd Brandow, Arthur Ollman, David Coleman, Corinne Currat

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