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MADAME YEVONDE: COLOUR, FANTASY AND MYTH. Robin Gibson and Pam Roberts. Royal Photographic Society, Bath, 1990. Organized in association with and published by National Portrait Gallery, London. 120 pp. with 86 ills. (42 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 1855140241 In English.
Documents the first extensive survey of works by British society photographer Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Cumbers, 1893-1975), presenting full-page reproductions of more than 60 portraits and unconventional commercial images from the 1930s through the 60s. Essays include a chronicle of her career, an evaluation of her pioneering efforts in color photography, and a discussion of an unusual series of 1935 portraits depicting socialites posed as mythological goddesses.
Artist(s):Yevonde (Yevonde Cumbers)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1900-1945 — Photography — Women Artists
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053610
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