William Klein: YES

Thames & Hudson, summer, 2022

A landmark retrospective encompassing William Klein’s lifetime of creativity across photography, filmmaking, painting, book design, graphic design and beyond.

Photographer. Filmmaker. Artist. Designer. To master one of those disciplines would be a lifetime achievement for any creative individual, yet William Klein’s career has been celebrated in each of them over the last eight decades. Klein is one of the great image makers of the 20th century and one whose work is an enduring creative influence on the work of contemporary artists, photographers and filmmakers.

With over 250 images, this career retrospective explores William Klein’s creative and artistic arc from the 1940s to today. Directed by Klein himself, from the selection of content to book design, this large-format publication looks back at his uncompromisingly creative lifetime, showcasing Klein’s prolific and relentlessly innovative contribution to the world of photography, art, design and filmmaking. Published in association with a major retrospective at the International Center of Photography, this book is a comprehensive take on his career. While best known as a photographer who broke all the rules and conventions, William Klein: Yes focuses on the full range of Klein’s work, from his abstract paintings through to his startling, authentic street photography and photobooks and his dynamic, satirical take on filmmaking. With a flowing, chronological text by David Campany, this book will be both an introduction to William Klein for a new generation and a source of fresh insights for those who already know who William Klein is: a true original.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thames and Hudson Ltd;
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0500545588
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0500545584