FRANCOIS HALARD. Ed. by Beda Achermann. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2013. 388 pp. with 275 ills. (204 col.). 33 x 25 cm. LC 2013-942856 ISBN 9780847841363 In English.
Publisher's description: One of Francois Halard's first assignments, to photograph Yves Saint Laurent's legendary Paris apartment when he was in his early twenties, cemented his reputation as one of the most original eyes of our era. His unique photographic sensibility -- old-world elegant and bohemian, accessible and personal -- is instantly recognizable. Thirty years later, Halard still captures our imagination with his breathtaking photographs. Included in this highly anticipated volume are Halard's images of the glorious homes of the most important tastemakers, artists, and designers of the twentieth century: Axel Vervoordt, Loulou de la Falaise, Tina Chow, Roger Vivier, Richard Avedon, David Hicks, Jacques Grange, the Duchess of Devonshire, Carlo Mollino, Balthus, Jacob de Rothschild, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, and many more, including Halard's own homes in New York, Paris, and Arles. Photographed in his inimitable "grand manner," often for Vogue, this book also shows for the first time the more intimate "house portraits" that Halard would photograph for himself, where his personal vision shines through.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-1970 — Photography
Worldwide Number: 154818
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)