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Helmut Newton. Legacy

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Spanning over 50 years, Helmut Newton’s (1920-2004) photographic oeuvre is unique and unparalleled in scope, reaching millions through magazines such as Vogue and Elle. Helmut Newton. Legacy shows highlights and rediscovered images, celebrating his lasting influence on visual art to this day.
Hardcover9.4 x 13.4 in.7.54 lb424 pages
“In these times of collective virtue-signalling navel-gazing quasi-hysteria, as always Benedikt Taschen comes to our rescue, fearlessly publishing a volume crammed full of images to remind us that nudity, complicity, voyeurism and exhibitionism are all essential ingredients of happiness.”
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“Celebrates the visionary’s immense legacy.”
“The late visionary artist has been immortalized in Helmut Newton. Legacy.”
“Signifies [Newton’s] lasting influence on art.”
“Brings the acclaimed photographer’s best photos to print.”
“Shines a light on Newton’s incredible legacy, showcasing his most famous photographic highlights, as well as rare, unseen images.”
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Helmut Newton
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Helmut Newton. Legacy

Helmut Newton. Legacy


A Lasting Legacy

Helmut Newton’s prolific body of work

Virtually unparalleled in scope and spanning more than five decades, the photography of visionary Helmut Newton (1920–2004) reached millions through publication in magazines like Vogue and Elle. His oeuvre transcended genres, bringing elegance, style, and voyeurism to fashion, portrait, and glamour photography through a body of work that remains as inimitable as it is unrivaled. Having mastered the art of fashion photography early in his career, Newton’s shoots invariably went beyond standard practice, blurring the lines between reality and illusion. Newton’s clear aesthetic pervades all areas of his work, particularly fashion, portraiture, and nude photography. Women take center stage – with subjects such as Catherine Deneuve, Liz Taylor, and Charlotte Rampling. Moving beyond traditional narrative approaches, Newton’s fashion photography is imbued not only with luxurious elegance and subtle seduction, but also cultural references and a surprising sense of humor.

During the 1990s, Newton shot for the German, American, Italian, French, and Russian editions of Vogue, primarily in and around Monte Carlo where he was living from 1981 onwards. Transforming locations like his own garage into starkly contrasting or particularly minimalist theatrical stages, Newton would often portray the eccentric lives of the beautiful and rich, full of eroticism and elegance, in unconventional scenarios. He made use of and simultaneously questioned visual clichés, at times tinged with self-irony or mockery, but always full of empathy.

Helmut Newton. Legacy showcases highlights from one of the most published bodies of work in photography, including numerous rediscovered images. A prolific image maker and genuine visionary, this book celebrates Newton’s lasting influence on modern photography and visual art to this day.
The photographer

Helmut Newton (1920–2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. He first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for the different internation editions of Vogue, where he was celebrated for his controversial scenarios and the ability to make a thoroughly planned photograph seem fresh and dynamic. His many titles and awards include Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

The contributing author

Philippe Garner is an auction specialist in photographs and 20th century decorative art and design, a historian, writer, exhibition curator, and vice-president of the Helmut Newton Foundation.

The editor and author

Matthias Harder studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and Philosophy in Kiel and Berlin. He is a member of the German Society of Photography and an advisory council member of the European Month of Photography. Head curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin from 2004, and also its director from 2019, he has written numerous articles for art magazines, books and exhibition catalogues.

Helmut Newton. Legacy
Hardcover24 x 34 cm3.42 kg424 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8458-6

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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Great book!

Anna M.,January 24, 2024
The book luckily came in perfect condition. High quality made, freshly smelled, everything is 10/10. Thank you!

Bryan S.,September 6, 2023
The product was damaged.