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5.0 out of 5 stars Review: A Very British Glamour, 8 Dec 2009
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N. D. Meikle (Durham, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour (Hardcover)
The book - published by Rizzoli - features very high quality image reproductions, as is typical with the publisher's publications. The book is by no-means 'simply' a gathering of 'Parky's' images featured in previous publications. The text that accompanies the featured images is exceedingly well-researched and features narratives and commentary of three basic periods of Norman Parkinson's popularity as a fashion photographer.

'Early years' features work from the late 1930s, Pre- and actual Swinging Sixties images where there is a notable shift to fashions being aimed at, and modelled by Young Women. Here of course, 'Park's' was there when it all happened with the Swinging Sixties happened - and the stunning images of Jean Shrimpton and Celia Hammond are particularly to the fore, from this era.

With the post-1970s period colour images emphasise the development of Norman's exceptional photography talents. A period that features a number of images of Jerry Hall for instance.

In short, this is a book of exceptional quality with a wonderful accompanying text by the author. Norman Parkinson was one of a few British photographers of the 'Golden Age of Fashion Photography'. His undoubted talents and his role in the development of fashion photography as a whole deserve greater exposure and celebration. This is a very worthwhile book if you have any interest in fashion photography or simply images that feature the changing fashions from the late 1930s onwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classy, 27 July 2010
This review is from: Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour (Hardcover)
This book is for anyone interested in the glamour of fashion photography.
Norman Parkinson at his best, the photograph's of his wife Wenda are fantastic and so stylish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value, 14 May 2013
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It took a while to arrive but was definitely worth waiting for. A used copy of the book but not one single mark on it. Beautiful. many thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for photographers, 16 April 2013
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Great book with well produced large selection of photos covering his whole period,
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a helpful, interesting, and informative commentary
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book, 17 Nov 2009
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Wonderful book didn't disappoint, as the photographs were of very high standard and beautifully reproduced a wonderful example of the great man's work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Present, 2 Jan 2014
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Bought as a present for my husband. Amazing book. He absolutely loved it. Shame it arrived late though 30 December
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