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Extravagant Crowd - Kuhl, Nancy; Kellner, Bruce - Yale University Press

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Extravagant Crowd

Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women

  • Nancy Kuhl; Introduction by Bruce Keller
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Carl Van Vechten, one of the most distinctive photographic portraitists of the 20th century captured the visages of the famous and the talented. This catalogue, issued to celebrate the 2003 exhibition, focuses on his photographs of extraordinary women in the arts. Over 80 women are pictured each accompanied by an original essay. From Mary Martin to Carson McCullers, from Billie Holiday to Pearl Bailey, many of the greatest American artists are shown in the prime of their careers.

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