Monday, June 30, 2008

Hitchcock Style

The first book on Hitchcock, which is not a film book, but a book about style, decoration and fashion! The motel in Psycho. The bachelor pad in Rear Window. The blonde elegance of Tippi Hedren and Grace Kelly. “Hitchcock style” is immediately identifiable and universally recognized. That’s because Alfred Hitchcock’s images, which have informed fashion, photography, and art as well as film, arise as much from a particularly vivid aesthetic as from the cockspenseful subject matter.

Jean-Pierre Dufreigne has traversed the world of Hitchcock to recapture and examine the director’s unique atmospheric sensibilities. We hear from many of the talents that once formed Hitchcock’s circle—actors, set and costume designers, cameramen and composers, and title creators. This stylistic study ends with a catalogue raisonné of Sir Alfred’s entire œuvre.
via Assouline.

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