London: Merrell, 2014. Folio. 104 pages. Color photographs and illustrations. Pictorial boards; dust jacket. A near-fine copy with small bump at top of spine. Item #405304
FIRST EDITION. "Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) was one of the twentieth century's master photographers. A revered figure in the world of fashion image making, he charted sixty years of style for Vogue and House and Garden, from the fashions and celebrities of the 1930s to the interiors of the 1980s. However, little-known within his body of work - and contrasting intriguingly with his career in fashion - is a set of prints and a book, Patterns from Nature (1946). Working with a Rolleiflex and Graphic View Camera in New York, Monterey and Mexico, Horst photographed the detailed textures and forms of natural objects, including plants, rocks, shells and butterfly wings" (the publisher).