Vince Aletti, Issues

£75.00GBP

"This gorgeous and glossy big black book... A serious fashion photography book, Issues is a corrective to the genre's presumed superficiality... In the pages... a visual history of the evolution of image-making unfolds... A feast for the eyes: moon shots, Pop art, group shots, fashion art. As Issues shows, the art owes a great debt to fashion image-makers, who powerfully create fantasy, capture mood and constantly reinvent the possibilities of photography itself"—The New York Times

"As any magazine hoarder will know, there is a nostalgic kind of joy to be found in opening up an old glossy. Recalling the clothes we wore, the trends we tried and the celebrities we followed, their musty pages act like Proustian time capsules for a bygone era. For Issues... curator and photography critic Vince Aletti, a collector of magazines since 1965, has turned his own archive into a comprehensive study of the fashion images that have defined the past century... Each selection is significant and accompanied by a short text. While many of the images are familiar in their own right, here it is the reminder of their context - alongside text and straddling the gutter - which makes the book so special."—The Financial Times

Softcover, slipcase, 486 pages, 25.5 x 32.5cm, published by Phaidon, 2019