Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty by Merry Foresta

Irving Penn ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century. In an esteemed career that spanned nearly 70 years, Penn captured celebrities, supermodels, still lives and people living in remote locations around the world.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The book showcases 161 of Penn’s iconic photographs, celebrating his legacy as a modern master and revealing the full expressive range of his work.