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Hardcover Couture

Posted September 7, 2005
Whether you love his images or hate them, one can't deny that Helmut Newton will go down as one of the most influential fashion photographers the world has known. A new book, Helmut Newton: A Gun For Hire, celebrates his work with more than 200 pages of delicious and often decadent photos that re-visit many fashion looks, some of which you’ll want to reproduce in your own wardrobe right now (the cover shot) and others you might want to save for a more, er, costume-like occasion (check out some of the Italian Vogue shots). Better yet, the book is priced to suit the budgets of most fashion victims—it’s just $39.99. Not free, but in the world of coffee-table books, a relative bargain.

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