The Best of Helmut Newton: Selections From His Photographic Work (Schirmer Art Books on Art, Photography & Erotics)
Zdenek FelixISBN: 3888146356; 978-3-88814-635-0;
Helmut Newton's best photographic work from the 1960's to the 1990's traveled around Europe in a major retrospective in 1993. The catalogue of that show has now run to a 4th edition. It contains all the icons of Newton's special fields of interest including fashion, nudes, portraits as well as works for which he became world famous - the sensational fashion photos for the British magazine Vogue, Liz Taylor with a parrot in a swimming pool, Helmut Berger naked at his fireplace, Helmut Kohl with a German oak, Salvador Dali on an IV drip, the "Big Nudes" and some of his later macabre wax figures Newton was a genius for not being blinded by the glamour and the masquerade of pretence that were prevalent in the world in which he lived. On the contrary, he illuminated and exposed that world with bright lights and displayed it in brilliant photographs which contain much more than they show.