New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's beige cloth, spine gilt, upper board blind stamped, original illustrated dust jacket.
First edition in English of photographer Gisele Freund’s self-curated monograph. The grand dame of portrait photography, Freund is best known for being one of the first to use 35mm color film with her portraits of renowned writers and artists, many of which were the first color portraits of her subjects. This collection features some of the 20th century’s most significant figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Bonnard, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, André Malraux, Simone de Beauvoir, and Virginia Woolf, among others. Also includes early examples of Freund’s photojournalism alongside excerpts of text from her autobiography The World in My Camera (1974). Foreword by French intellectual Christian Caujolle. Translated from French by John Shepley; with selected bibliography and index. Unclipped dust jacket with slight crease to lower corner. Near fine. Item #6951