Dorothy Wilding: Pursuit of Perfection

ISBN: 9781855140523
Artist(s): Dorothy Wilding
Author(s): Terence Pepper
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1991
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 119
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated


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Douglas Fairbanks Junior, Yul Brynner, Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson are just some of the well-known faces reappearing in this book devoted to the portraits of Dorothy Wilding. One of the most successful and fashionable photographers in London during the 1920s and 1930s, Dorothy Wilding is now best known for her official accession pictures of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. This book reassesses her contribution to the visual history of the period. Approximately 80 full-page plates are accompanied by an illustrated biographical essay and a complete catalogue of her work in the National Portrait Gallery.

Condition: covers a little sunned and lightly creased, otherwise very good.


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