- “A lavishly illustrated tome for your coffee table.”
- “One of the most influential photographic practices in contemporary fashion.”
Mert Alas and Marcus PiggottHardcover, 26.2 x 35 cm, 3.63 kg, 408 pages80Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Also available as a Collector’s Edition and two Art Editions, each accompanied by a signed print
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The photo duo behind some of fashion’s glossiest shots
These days, Mert and Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Lancôme, and public figures including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”
Bringing our best-selling Collector’s Edition to an affordable, compact format, this collection explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for glamour, fashion, and luxury. Approximately 300 images from the megawatt Mert and Marcus portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.
First published as a TASCHEN Collector’s Edition, now available as an affordable, compact edition
Charlotte Cotton is a curator and writer. She was head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2007–2009), curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1992–2004) and the head of programming at the Photographers Gallery (2004–2005) in London. She is also the founding editor of wordswithoutpictures.org.
Mert Alas and Marcus PiggottHardcover, 26.2 x 35 cm, 3.63 kg, 408 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7306-1Edition: English, French, German