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.
Out of print
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
Collector’s edition of Riviera Cocktail
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
Header photo: Steve McQueen,
GP Monaco 1965