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    DescriptionJohn Deakin (1912-1972) was one of London's greatest postwar photographers, renowned for his penetrating portraits, haunting street scenes and inventive fashion work. Though recognized as a genius by both peers and rivals, he was prodigal and careless with his talent. He flourished briefly at "Vogue," but the lure of nearby Soho with its pubs, clubs and subterranean watering holes led him away from regular employment. Loved and loathed in equal measure, Deakin was a legendary member of the quarter's bohemian crowd of artists and misfits including the painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, the writers Dylan Thomas and Jeffrey Bernard, and Muriel Belcher, proprietor of the fabled drinking den the Colony Room. This volume explores the hidden corners and colorful characters of this notorious London scene as captured by Deakin. With dozens of his most compelling images, letters and contact sheets, it is an evocative record of life in and around 1950s and 1960s Soho.


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    Title
    Under the Influence
    Subtitle
    John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Muir
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 296 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908970152
    ISBN 10: 1908970154
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    DC22: 779.092
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
    DC23: 779.092
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AGHF, AJCD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Art / Books
    Imprint name
    Art / Books
    Publication date
    31 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London