The Essential Collection
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- Publication Date: October 3, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 11 x 14
- ISBN: 9781419746161
- Page Count: 432
- Illustrations: 500 black-and-white and color photographs
- Rights: World/All
The ultimate and most comprehensive collection of Slim Aarons photography ever released, featuring more than 100 previously unpublished images
This luxe edition provides a deep and comprehensive look at the groundbreaking career of Slim Aarons, spanning five decades. The book begins with Slim’s field work as an Army photographer and continues through his fledgling days in Hollywood, opening the LIFE bureau in Rome, fashion and travel shoots for Holiday, and finally traveling the world for Town & Country.
With a new and definitive biographical essay, spotlights on key moments in his career, and exclusive insight from former associates, Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection gives readers an unprecedented look into Slim’s private world. Author Shawn Waldron’s text digs into Slim’s biography in unprecedented detail and reveals new information, while award-winning journalist, historian, and New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume provides historical context to Slim’s career. Additionally, Slim’s former assistant and author Laura Hawk reveals the intricacies of her and Slim’s friendship, and historian, author, and Vanity Fair contributing editor Nick Foulkes explores Slim’s influence on our current cultural moment. After five previous books, Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection presents the best of the previous image collections, including hundreds of iconic photos, along with more than 100 rare and previously unpublished works. This beautifully produced book, a tribute to Slim Aarons’s incredible contribution to modern photography, is the result of intensive scholarship and research, making it a must-have for any Slim fan and photography lover.
About the author
Slim Aarons (1916–2006) was among his generation’s most influential photographers. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines, including Town & Country, Life, and Holiday. Shawn Waldron is an archivist and curator specializing in photography. Based in New York City, he oversees the Slim Aarons Archive and is curator of print sales and exhibitions at Getty Images. Prior to joining Getty Images, he was director of the Condé Nast Archive for more than decade. Lesley Blume is an award-winning journalist, historian, and New York Times bestselling author. Laura Hawk is a freelance writer who worked closely with Slim Aarons for more than two decades. Nick Foulkes is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and the published author of more than 25 books on art and history. Maria Cooper Janis was born in Los Angeles to parents Gary Cooper and Veronica Cooper. She is a successful artist, exhibiting paintings in the United States, Europe, and Asia.