Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim: An Intimate Collection of Behind-the-scenes Photos Featuring the Legendary...
— —
Stefan Moses
Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim: An Intimate Collection of Behind-the-scenes Photos Featuring the Legendary Art Collector by Stefan Moses at Abbey's Bookshop,

Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim: An Intimate Collection of Behind-the-scenes Photos Featuring the Legendary Art Collector

Stefan Moses


9781784881870

Hardie Grant Books


Photographs: portraits;
Biography: arts & entertainment


Hardback

144 pages

$39.99
In stock
Ready to ship
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

Born into a wealthy New York family in 1928, Marguerite 'Peggy' Guggenheim one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Using her inheritance to open her first art gallery, Peggy's love of art lead to to eventually settle in Venice, where she relaunched her life after becoming the star of the 1948 Venice Art Biennale. For her, a life without the inspiration of her artist and writer friends would have been just as unthinkable as a life without art per se.

In Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim, renowned photographer stefan moses reveals his collection of photographs of Peggy, taken between 1969 and 1974, many which have never been seen before. Striking, eccentric and dramatic, Moses' photographed Peggy in her favourite places around Venice, as well as in her private palazzo at Canal Grande. See her Peggy as she glides on her gondola with her Lhasa apso dogs, wearing her iconic butterfly glasses made by Edward Melcarth – the quickness and talent of moses captures the character of this true eccentric.

An inspiration for art-, photography- and fashion-lovers alike, Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim is a behind-the-scenes look at of one of the world's most eccentric and inspirational women.

By:   Stefan Moses
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Hardback
Dimensions:   Height: 288mm,  Width: 220mm, 
Weight:   1.140kg
ISBN:   9781784881870
ISBN 10:   1784881872
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Silesia in 1928, Stefan Moses has lived in Munich since 1950 and has been a photographer since childhood. During World War II he was detained a Nazi concentration camp, but managed to escape in 1945, and despite the horrors, remained in Germany. Here he began to document photo essays of the country's inhabitants, including prominent artists, writers, intellectuals, street-sweepers and the working classes. He is one of the most distinctive portrait photographers of our time.

My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.