on 6 December 2013
This is a truly exquisite book, it's large,thick and the production values are top-notch.
The book is the most comprehensive photographic account of Hurrell's amazing portraits. It contains hundreds of large crisp clear b/w portraits many of them have never been published before along with a couple of color photos as well.
The book is divided into chapters chronicling Hurrell's career and style. The text gives the right amount of information, while leaving the beautiful photos to speak for themselves.
This book is a must for all fans of Hollywood's lost glamour era and anyone appreciating beautiful photography.
Mr.Vieira and Running Press did a marvelous job producing this magnificent tome.
on 4 January 2014
This is one of the most beautiful books i have had the pleasure to read or rather "experience". It is not only a gorgeous coffee table book, but also a biography of Hollywood photographer George Hurrell. George Hurrell was instrumental in creating the cultural phenomenon that is Hollywood Glamour. His innovative use of shadow and light, and the smooth perfection which he bestowed upon the stars of the golden age made him the one of the highest payed photographers of his time. Regrettably many of the so called "Stars" we have today can in no way compete with the sophisticated and elegant gods and goddesses of old Hollywood pictured in this book. This book is worth every penny. It is quality. As soon as you open the pages, you fall into the nostalgia of a more elegant age.
on 6 April 2014
Hurrell's a classic. Album covers his whole artistic life. Is very well published (it is also rather large in size and weight) and photographs are very well presented. It also tells Hurrell's story, his rise and fall. It shows images by a Hollywood portrait icon of most icons of Hollywood. Too bad there are only a handful of shots from his photo sessions, so one could better see how used the lights.
I can't imagine anyone having interest in portraiture (or Hollywood) without getting a copy of this one.