Karsh Portraits

By Yousuf Karsh

Dirt jacket notes: "Yousuf Karsh is a vintage portrait artist of the digital camera, photographer of the world's nice. To be photographed via Karsh has been a sig of private accomplishment for a 3rd of a century. in the course of that point his digicam lens has many times -- and unforgettably -- recorded the illuminating gesture, the original perspective, the moment's mirrored image, to create a definitive photo of 1 celebrated character after one other. the following in a single quantity are forty-eight memorable pics from the Karsh portfolio. they shape a majestic cross-section of the figures who've formed our public lifestyles and personal innovations. the various faces are regularly occurring: the features of greatness that make a Churchill, a Shaw, a Hemingway, an Einstein, a Casals, a Sibelius, or a Schweitzer will not be eclipsed even inside a whole iteration. the following are also new perspectives of Henry Moore, Marshall McLuhan, and Pablo Picasso and up to date pics of different figures, by no means prior to released jointly in a booklet by means of Karsh. the recent photographs replicate the swiftly altering international of the seventies -- Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Prince Charles, Jacques Cousteau, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov -- and Karsh's carrying on with curiosity within the increase of clinical technological know-how: Hans Selye and Helen Taussig. to breed with constancy the velvety blacks and superb highlights of Karsh's unique mat-finish prints, this booklet employs sheet-fed gravure and the best in printing craftsmanship. Karsh's snap shots are world-famous simply because he has excessive curiosity in his matters. every one portrait is followed by means of Karsh's memories of the moments while the image was once taken. the result's a list of impressive own rapport and technical ability. lots of those photographs will undergo -- as nice graphics and noteworthy photos. As a reviewer has acknowledged of Karsh's paintings: 'He makes obvious what others simply experience; he makes pictorial what to others is simply a mood.'"

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