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Blumenfeld Photographs: A Passion for Beauty
Ewing, William A.
Blumenfeld: Photographs : A Passion for Beauty

Harry N Abrams, 1996. 256 pp. 238 photos, 47 in color. Fine/Fine.

Erwin Blumenfeld was an emigre photographer who brought the styles and ideas of European art to America fashion magazines. In the 1940s and 50s he worked for Harper's Bazaar and then Vogue. His photographs of fashion models melded their clothes, their jewels, their cosmetics, and their bodies into a bold avant-garde look based on Dada, Surrealism, and Bauhaus design ideas. William A. Ewing's introductory essay provides a helpful context for understanding Blumenfeld's work--a case of commerce using and imitating art.

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