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Riviera Cocktail. Book by Edward Quinn, © edwardquinn.com. Published by teNeues

The French Riviera of the Fifties was an exciting place with much change in the air. Rock and roll and the bikini, existentialism and the atom bomb. Edward Quinn chronicled a playground that was influenced by international trends, but very much its own universe. On the Riviera every night was a party. His most memorable work included images of an unknown Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly's first meeting with Prince Rainier, and a precocious Brigitte Bardot. His exacting eye showcased Picasso, T.S. Eliot, and Gary Cooper. With a polished technique and great patience and charm, Quinn caught some of the post-war Riviera's most memorable moments. A tantalizing look at post-war leisure, sure to appeal to photography aficionados and culture buffs alike.

teNeues Publishing Group, 2007
Size c. 28.5 x 35 cm / 11 ¼ x 13 3/4 in. 256 pp.,
Hardcover, 156 duotone photographs. Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
€ 78, $ 95, £ 55, Can.$ 120, CHF 135
ISBN 9783-8327-9199-5


Collector’s edition

Accompanied by an authentic Edward Quinn photo print, signed by his widow Gret Quinn.
Packaged in a special linen slipcase.
A must-have for lovers of Riviera glamour, fifties-style
EUR 250.00, $325, £180, Can$ 435, CHF 415
ISBN: 9783-8327-9222-0

Header photo: Steve McQueen,
GP Monaco 1965




Stars and Cars of the '50s by Edward Quinn, edited by Wolfgang Frei and Gret Quinn. Cover photo Grace Kelly. Published by teNeues © edwardquinn.com.

A reprieve from post-war austerity, the 1950s epitomized a time of glamour with its film icons and automobiles, which are admired and emulated to this day. Nothing said,"You've made it," quite like getting glammed up and going for a spin in your brand new automobile. The shapes and shades of cars were bright and exaggerated. Car design showed a fervent embrace of the future and a willingness to experiment with something new.
Edward Quinn captured all the stars and idols from the worlds of film, music and the arts, as well as their admirers. Picasso and his Hispano Suiza, Brigitte Bardot in a Lancia and Onassis with his Thunderbird, and many more are featured with their motor toys. With a keen eye and playful exuberance, Quinn’s images define fifties style.

teNeues Publishing Group, 2008
Size c. 28.5 x 35 cm / 11 ¼ x 13 3/4 in. 256 pp. Hardcover with jacket, ca. 200 photographs
Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian € 79.90, $ 95, £ 65, Can.$ 120, CHF 135
ISBN 9783-8327-9261-9