In a host of memorable portraits, across a vast geography of resorts, estates, palaces, elegant apartments, mansions, castles, and other glamorous settings, Slim Aarons's photos define that legendary class known as the "beautiful people." 250 color photos.
This lavish fourth volume in Abrams' Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer's decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, "Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita "captures the essence of "the good life." Slim Aarons first visited Italy as a combat photographer during World War II and later moved to Rome to shoot for "Life "magazine, yet even after relocating to New York, he would return to Italy almost every year for the rest of his life.
The images collected here document the aristocracy, cultural elite, and beautiful people, such as Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Joan Fontaine, and Tyrone Power, who lived "la dolce vita "in Italy's most fabulous places during the last 50 years. The introduction by Christopher Sweet shares stories from Aarons's years in Italy and new insights about his life and career.
Slim Aarons (19162006) is regarded as one of the most influeSlim Aarons (19162006) is regarded as one of the most influential magazine photographers of his generation. His photograntial magazine photographers of his generation. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines, including "Town & phs have appeared in countless magazines, including "Town & Country, Life, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue", and "Travel & LeisureCountry, Life, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue", and "Travel & Leisure". ".
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