Interviews with Richard Avedon, Suzy Parker, Eileen Ford, Lillian Bassman, Mary Jane Russell, and Lauren Bacall "Dahl-Wolfe freed color from convention and timidity. . . . Today, her pictures continue to seem just a little ahead of their time."
-Vicki Goldberg, American Photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989) was one of the great fashion photographers of her era-a woman who contributed 86 cover images and thousands of interior shots to Harper's Bazaar between 1936 and 1959. Her elegant, beautifully composed photographs-many shot on location, in natural light, and in color-helped define a new American style that was wholesome yet worldly. This lavish book is the first-ever retrospective on this influential photographer. In addition to fashion images, the 140 photographs collected here include a sampling of Dahl-Wolfe's portrait work-unforgettable images of Josephine Baker, Edward Hopper, Eudora Welty, and Jean Cocteau, among other luminaries. Louise Dahl-Wolfe is a rare treat for everyone who loves fashion and photography. 140 illustrations, 100 in full color, 9 x 12" DOROTHY TWINING GLOBUS is director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. VICKY GOLDBERG is an internationally known photography critic and historian, and a contributor to The New York Times. NAN RICHARDSON, former editor of Aperture, is curator of the Louise Dahl-Wolfe exhibition that this book accompanies. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York June 12-Aug. 13, 2000 Center for Creative Photography, TucsonSept.-Nov. 2000