[Hollywood]: Jacques de Langre, 1967. Mortensen, William. New, expanded edition. Folio,  pp., with 26 b&w, tinted and full color plates from photographs with opposite page technical data and justification. There is a stain to the blank opposite page margin from a color plate; else, a near fine copy in the color illustrated, price-clipped dust jacket that has one short closed tear. Item #52887
William Mortensen (1897 - 1975) was as popular but controversial photographer - the antithesis of his contemporary, Ansel Adams, and the other practitioners of "straight photography." His images were highly manipulated and bordered on the fantastic. He published several volumes on his techniques: Flash in Modern Photography, Projection Control, The New Projection Control, Pictorial Lighting, Print Finishing, etc. However, Monsters & Madonnas is considered his most enduring collection. In this expanded edition, 10 color plates have been added for the first time.