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Taschen bids farewell to the great Peter Lindbergh

When Peter Lindbergh sadly died earlier this year, the worlds of fashion and photography not only lost one of its greatest talents but also a truly wonderful person. As a fitting farewell, why not delve into these two beautifully illustrated books?

Anyone who personally encountered Peter Lindbergh will probably never forget the experience. As a star photographer and co-founder of the supermodel phenomena, he had every reason to be pretentious. But Lindbergh, who grew up in the working-class Ruhr area in Germany and started his career in Paris in the 1980s photographing for Vogue, stood firmly on the floor with both feet – he was an ambassador of humanity in a somewhat bruised industry marked by intrigue and elbows.

Taschen has now published Peter Lingbergh's latest book project. In New York’s Times Square, he had staged garments from Dior’s 70-year history. The images once again combine the electrifying energy and authentic glamour with which Lindbergh brought haute couture to life. The two-volume compendium will be published alongside the exhibition Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories from 40 years of fashion photography, which will run from 6 February to 1 June 2020 at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.

As a supplement, we can recommend the book Peter Lindbergh – A Different Vision on Fashion Photography, in which not only the most famous motifs from the supermodel era can be found, but also numerous previously unpublished photographs. 

Fotos: Taschen