Yousuf Karsh (1908 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. This is perhaps the most important of the books displaying his photographic achievements in protraiture. The 96 full page portraits of notable persons from many arenas of life were produced by sheet fed gravure, a printing process that was not yet used in North America in the early 1960s. They were produced by the world-reknowned printing house of Enschede in Haarlem, Holland. The text was first printed by offset lithography on paper especially manufactured for this book in Paris. The gravure printing of the portraits followed. The results are images as close to the quality of Karsh's original mat-finiah prints as had ever been attained by any printing method. The book was perfect bound (not stitching); laid-in is a single-sheet printed prospectus describing the production of the book.
Book condition: Very good
Dimensions: 31cm x 25cm x 3 cm
Item Weight : 1.4 kgs
Hardcover : 207 pages
Publisher : T. Nelson; First Edition (January 1, 1960)