Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book
by Philippe Halsman
Publisher's Description
This very funny book shows celebrities at the height of their jumping powers. Photographer Philippe Halsman first published his Jump Book in 1959 and it has been a widely sought out-of-print book since. This new edition keeps Halsman's original text in its proper context and includes a new introduction by newscaster Mike Wallace. Some of the more revealing jumps are made by Robert Oppenheimer, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Weegee, Dalí, and Peter Ustinov. The only non-jumper appearing is the pianist Van Cliburn. Review
Halsman, who had 101 Life covers to his credit when he died in 1979, felt a portrait that did not show psychological insight was "an empty likeness" of its subject. Rolleiflex in hand and tongue in cheek, he invented his own Rorschach test--"jumpology"--and talked his subjects into becoming airborne in the interest of science. Richard Nixon, Aldous Huxley, Marilyn Monroe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are among the celebrities he launches into orbit.
ISBN: 0810923386
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Paperback : 96 pages
Language: English
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