Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century
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- Publication Date: March 21, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- ISBN: 9798887071121
- Page Count: 432
- Illustrations: 400 color photographs
- Rights: World/All
An unprecedented volume of photography from the Condé Nast Archive, illustrating the history, art, and fashion of their famous magazine brands
Chronorama: Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century is an impressive photography volume from the Condé Nast Archive, curated by Matthieu Humery for the Pinault Collection. Chrono—referring to space-time—and rama—referring to sight—are the cornerstones of this notable art record that depicts the third decade of the 21st century, a decade that had the potential to be another Roaring Twenties, and during which, Condé Nast Publications experienced meteoric growth. Taken from the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, GQ, and Glamour, the nearly 400 stunning original vintage prints and illustrations within this tome are by top photographers such as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Eduardo Garcia Benito, Horst P. Horst, George Hoyningen-Huene, and Arthur Elgort—resulting in an unprecedented showcase of some of the most important works ever to be produced for the magazine page.
Organized by decade, the book opens with the 1910s and ends with the 1970s, and the backstories of each decade are told through the art and historical context of the times, firmly situating the prevalence of the works in the minds of the readers. An exclusive collection of full-color, vivid, exquisite, and memorable images, Chronorama is not only a landmark in the history of photography and illustrated books, but also a pivotal time in the history of fashion, design, and the arts.
About the authors
Condé Nast is a global media company that produces some of the world’s leading print, digital, video, and social brands. They are home to iconic publications such as Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wire, and Architectural Digest. Headquartered in New York and London, Condé Nast operates in 32 markets, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. The Pinault Collection was founded by François Pinault and manages the art collection of the Pinault family, its exhibition sites, institutional and cultural partnerships, art loans, and artist-in-residence programs. It comprises a unique ensemble of more than 10,000 works of art by almost 400 artists—from a wide range of generations and artistic movements and featuring well-known names and emerging figures.