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Since 1940 Slim Aarons has been hard at work, first as a war photographer, then with unprecedented access as a photographer to the rich and famous. In this gorgeous sequel to Slim Aarons-Once Upon a Time, he develops the environmental portrait to the level of art, always showing his subjects in their natural setting, in a circumstance synonymous with their station in life. He documented a particular world that is vanished. A Place in the Sun is that special glimpse of privilege under a bright and beaming sky, whether on sandy shore, snowy slope, or elegant home where cares are few. Through 250 stunning color pictures, Aarons provides a veritable who's who of high society: Aristotle Onassis with his first wife, Tina, and their children, Christina and Alexander; C.Z. Guest at her villa in Palm Beach; the Aga Khan at his Sardinian resort; and Truman Capote in Palm Springs. From Mustique to Monaco, from Aspen to Gstaad, only Slim Aarons can take us on a journey to the most exclusive playgrounds of the rich, inspiring even the most jaded armchair traveler.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780810959354
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 1 Dec 2005
Publisher: Abrams
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 28.9(H) x 30.9(L) x 2.7(W)
Weight (gm): 1970

 

Author Biography

Slim Aarons is regarded as one of the most influential magazine photographers of his generation. His photographs appeared in many magazines, including Holiday, Town & Country, Life, Look, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Travel & Leisure. His first book A Wonderful Time (1974) is considered a classic. His book Once Upon a Time was published to great acclaim in 2003. Christopher Sweet, former senior editor at Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is Editor in Chief of the Vendome Press. He acquired and edited Once Upon a Time as well as A Place in the Sun for Abrams. In addition to his editorial activities, he is an occasional writer and curator.
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