- By Bert Stern Annie Gottlieb

Bert Stern/ Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting

  • Title: Bert Stern/ Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting
  • Author: Bert Stern Annie Gottlieb
  • ISBN: 9783888141911
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe The Complete Last Sitting Bert Stern the famous commercial and fashion photographer of the s was the last to be granted a sitting by Marilyn Monroe six weeks before her tragic death The three day session yielded nearly

    Bert Stern, the famous commercial and fashion photographer of the 60s, was the last to be granted a sitting by Marilyn Monroe six weeks before her tragic death The three day session yielded nearly 2,600 pictures fashion, portrait, and nude studies of indescribable sensual and human vibrancy, of which no than 20 were published And yet these few photographs ineradicabBert Stern, the famous commercial and fashion photographer of the 60s, was the last to be granted a sitting by Marilyn Monroe six weeks before her tragic death The three day session yielded nearly 2,600 pictures fashion, portrait, and nude studies of indescribable sensual and human vibrancy, of which no than 20 were published And yet these few photographs ineradicably shaped our image of Marilyn Monroe.This book presents the complete set of 2,571 photos The monumental body of work by the master photographer and the Hollywood actress marks a climax in the history of star photography, both in quantity and quality It is a unique affirmation of the erotic dimension of photography and the eroticism of taking photos, and it is the world s finest and largest tribute to Marilyn Monroe.In front of the camera, Marilyn was known to possess an incredible chameleon like ability to transform herself into whatever role she was meant to play In these pages she is goddess, siren, child, woman, femme fatale and dream date Yet there is an air of desperation about these photos as well In his fascinating foreword to the book Bert Stern looks back on that momentous sitting, offering a revealing, naked portrait of Marilyn the person of a vulnerable, confused woman who although at the apex of her career, had relinquished control of her life and of the fashion world of the early 1960s, with its new openness towards drugs, sex, and art.From the glamorous, sophisticated photos which Vogue would publish in a black and white memorial spread, to the less restrained color shots which Stern coaxed out of Marilyn during an intense, exhausting session, this collection covers nearly every aspect of modern photography portraiture, fashion driven, erotic, and artistic But than a comprehensive display of Stern s immeasurable talents, these photographs combine to create an homage to America s first goddess A woman we invented, but whom we could never really know.

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    1. image: "Texto original introdutório das oito páginas de fotografias de Bert Stern, publicado na VogueAs notícias da morte de Marilyn chegaram-nos quando nos preparávamos para mandar imprimir este número da Vogue. Após o choque inicial da tragédia, quisemos saber se haveria maneira de retirar estas páginas. Enquanto esperávamos pela resposta, discutimos entre nós e decidimos publicar as fotos apesar de tudo. Estas são talvez as únicas imagens da nova Marilyn, uma Marilyn que revelou a [...]

    2. This book is a joy to own! The photos are so beautiful and amazing! I don't usually re-read many books. But, I never tire of reading it! There is not not much text (less than 30 pages). Over 2,500 photos is the biggest photo collection of Marilyn I have ever seen! I love this book and I highly recommend it to all Marilyn fans!

    3. My husband bought me this book as a present for our anniversary as I am a huge Marilyn fan. I love this book and I keep going back and looking through it every so often. Marilyn looks absolutely beautiful in all of these photos. This book is a must have for any Marilyn fan as the collection of photos are stunning! Of all the Marilyn books I have, this by far is my favorite of them all!

    4. I don't understand why some people are so enamored with this book. The fact that Bert Stern got Marilyn drunk and that she looks buzzed in a lot of these pictures, really takes away from what this could have been. All I see is exploitation being glorified. I also have lots of contempt for Stern for having published the photographs that Marilyn didn't approve of and had marked up. I think that is pretty low too. When it comes to MM, I prefer the work of George Barris, Sam Shaw and Ed Feingersh. T [...]

    5. This is an odd book because Bert Stern comes off as an "I coulda fucked her, but I didn't" sort of guy. But if you take the commentary with a grain of salt, it's a fascinating and oddly heartbreaking series of photos.

    6. A new, more mature Marilyn had emerged and with a halo of light around her each photograph explores the moods and intimacy of a woman loved by the world still unforgettable nearly 50 years later. An extraordinary look at Marilyn in the final days of her life. A treasure!

    7. "read" this again in 05, it's just an essay with a jillion fabulous pictures of Norma Jean. Highly recommended.

    8. I have to say that all the pictures are perfect, but descriptions that Stern gave somehow disappointed me. Still worth seeing!

    9. Despite some slightly creepy passages from the photographer, this book is extraordinary. The photos are magical.

    10. Visually breath taking!! Truly a coffee table book for all, hard to believe Marilyn wasn't considered photogenic by the major studios at first!

    11. nicely collaborated.otographs are fascinating but yet something seems to be missing.ybe thats marilyn itself

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