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David Bailey; Look [Hardcover]

Jackie Higgins , David Bailey
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Book Description

17 April 2010

David Bailey was part of a new generation who revolutionized fashion photography in the 1960s and made stars of models such as Jean Shrimpton. He was also among the first photographers to become a celebrity in his own right, socializing with and photographing many of the cultural icons of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Catherine Deneuve, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Caine and Andy Warhol. He has held contracts with British, American and Italian Vogue and contributed to many other major magazines and newspapers over more than 40 years. His simple and direct style is accompanied by an intimacy that reveals the personality and sensuality of his subjects. Over the course of his successful career, Bailey has produced books, paintings, commercials, documentaries and feature films and remains a high profile figure in photography and filmmaking. This book delves into the photographer's archive and provides an engaging overview of his career, including early and previously unpublished work alongside his iconic portraits from London and New York in the 1960s.


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (17 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714857831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714857831
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘an interesting and enjoyable read and the images are well printed’
What Digital Camera

‘This new book of iconic images … sets out to explore the career of one of Britain's best loved photographers.’
Professional Photographer


About the Author

Jackie Higgins is a freelance writer specializing in photography. A writer and producer for over 10 years, her most recent work focuses on issues of identity in contemporary Japanese photography. Her other areas of research include nineteenth-century photography and contemporary uses of the camera obscura.


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Sized Bailey 28 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover
This concise book follows the style of the other photography books in the Phaidon mini-series. it is not designed to be an encyclopedic, coffee table sized book of Bailey's works but succeeds in giving the reader a taste and overview of Bailey's style. It was enough to make me want to explore his work further without buying a huge tome.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book is smaller than I imagined 4 Feb 2014
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Not really that great to be honest. Some interesting shots but not the best book out there on Bailey by a long shot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poor format 3 Feb 2014
By Rob
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book was tiny not what I expected, wouldn't have bought if it had been described correctly feel robbed. Don't buy this format.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive book for the coffee table 10 Aug 2013
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One to flick through rather than study cover to cover. The older generation will remember David Bailey from the Olympus Trip TV adverts; the younger amongst us can just enjoy the art in his photography!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, enjoyable 6 Jun 2013
By Dylan
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Another nice addition to my photographic library. A small and easy to keep book, I should probably have purchased a larger version.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Briliant 14 Nov 2011
By Jordan
Format:Hardcover
I got this for a birthday present. It is a brilliant little book. Would recommend it to anyone who is interested in photography!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Career? 12 Aug 2013
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It goes without saying that there are some great photographs in this book, but I got the feeling that the early career in the sixties for which David Bailey is always know was over looked in favour of the later part. Great photographs of his current wife are more prominent that his other love interests which is also a shame, but for a small book it is not a bad introduction and one well worth having from this series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very happy
Firstly the book looked larger in the listing than it does in real life it is actually 6" x 6.5" - it has a sticker on it that says 'The complete pocket sized monograph'... Read more
Published 12 months ago by A. D. Macintyre
5.0 out of 5 stars PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK.
I WAS NOT TO KEEN ON THE WAY THAT THIS BOOK BOUGHT ACROSS THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN QUESTION, HE SEEMED MORE SHOCKING THAN I REALY IMAGINED HIM TO BE, BUT THE PICTURE MATERIAL MADE UP... Read more
Published 12 months ago by tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice little book
I found David Baileys work inspiring, he has produced some intentionally provocative images, many of these are of his various wifes. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cute book...Could be more to it though
I'm a photography student so naturally i wanted a book featuring some of the best peices by David Bailey. Read more
Published 17 months ago by katherine
4.0 out of 5 stars The Enigmatic Mr B
A lovely little book to carry with you as a reference to the many facets of Bailey; for a man who occasionally displays a 'couldn't care less' attitude, the photographs betray a... Read more
Published 18 months ago by DerekisEric
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book about Bailey
Nice cheap way to acquaint yourself with some of DB's work.
If you like it then spend some more on other publications. Trouble and Strife is very good.
Published on 24 May 2012 by hflj1@york.ac.uk
5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to any book collection
You don't need to know who David Baliey is to appreciate this fanstasic photo book. Baileys work is inspiration And the simple yet provocative black & white photography with it's... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2012 by JF Rodrigues
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