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Curtis Moffat: Silver Society
Clth, 9 x 12.5 in. / 240 pgs / 140 color. | 11/22/2016 | In stock
Experimental Photography and Design, 1923-1935
Published by Steidl.
Edited with text by Martin Barnes. Text by Mark Haworth-Booth, James Stevenson.
This is the first publication on the American modernist photographer Curtis Moffat (1887-1949), who is known for his dynamic abstract photographs, innovative color still lifes and some of the most glamorous society portraits of the early 20th century. He was also a pivotal figure in modernist interior design and furniture. Living in London throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, in the era of the "Bright Young Things," Moffat produced stylish photographic portraits of leading figures in high society, theatre and the arts, including Cecil Beaton, the Sitwells, Nancy Cunard, Lady Diana Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead and Daphne du Maurier.
In 2003 and 2007, Moffat's daughter, Penelope Smail, generously donated her father's extensive archive to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This book is drawn from that archive and includes, in addition, digital reconstructions of color images from original tri-carbro process black-and-white negatives. It reveals Moffat's pioneering but hitherto little-known photography in all its depth and beauty.
Clth, 9 x 12.5 in. / 240 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date 11/22/2016
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 99
ISBN 9783958290273 TRADE
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