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Gloss : Photography of Dangerous Glamour
Author: Mauricio Padilha

ISBN: 9780847845002
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 32.8 x 26.4 x 2.9
Description:
The first monograph on notorious photographer Chris von Wangenheim, whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge. Between the years 1968 and 1981, photographer Chris von Wangenheim shocked the world with a body of work that explored sex, violence, and danger in the realm of high fashion.

Von Wangenheim's dark photographs were emblematic of the time-an era that encompassed Deep Throat, the sexual revolution, punk, and porn-and continually challenged the viewers' taste by its stylized depictions of suggestive (and often harrowing) narratives. His images appeared in every top fashion publication-including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Interview-and he produced unforgettable campaigns for Dior and Valentino until he died in a car accident at age 39. This book, the first monograph on von Wangenheim's career, contains over two hundred provocative and iconic images from this tumultuous era, including never-before-seen outtakes from memorable shoots with such supermodels as Christie Brinkley, Lisa Taylor, and the late Gia Carangi.

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