The panel were highly enthusiastic about this fantastic nostalgic report, which after due discussion was unanimously and wholeheartedly added to the selection. The mix of page-filling photos and contact sheets was felt to be most agreeable, and the typography has been used to great effect. The only regrettable points were felt to be the unnecessarily heavy American-style folded dust jacket, the slightly over-thick paper, the difficulty of locating the titles to the photos, and a few technical slips. The picture sequence is a filmic feast, a concatenation of surprises that is reinforced by the bleeding of some images to the next page. Thanks to the nature and tremendous variety of its contents this hefty book takes on the character of an extremely good magazine.
Robert M. Rubin, Marianne Le Galliard – Avedon’s France
Language: English / French
Publisher: Abrams, New York (US) (E) / BibliothÃ¨que Nationale de France, Paris (FR) (F)
Designer: COMA, Amsterdam/New York (US) (Cornelia Blatter, Marcel Hermans)
Lithographer: Echelon Color, Los Angeles
Printer: ORO Graphic Project Management, Koekange
Binder: Abbringh, Groningen
Dimensions: 150 x 185 x 52
Amount of pages: 800 p.
Number of copies: 10,000 (E) / 6,000 (F)
Price: € 59 ($ 40)
ISBN: 978 1 4197 2600 2 (E) / 978 2 7177 2718 0 (F)
Font and foundry: New Fournier BP (Swiss typefaces), Gill Sans (Monotype)
Binding style: sewn hardback with a rounded spine, dust jacket folded in the American style
Material: 120gsm Munken Polar, 130gsm MultiArt Gloss (interior), 170gsm Munken Polar (endpapers), 150gsm Munken Polar over 2 mm grey board (binding), 120gsm Munken Polar (dust jacket)